What are the rules for flying with breast milk and formula?

I've never flown with my infant son, so could you tell me the latest rules on traveling with breast milk and formula? --Blair Welser, Indianapolis, Indiana

No more chucking your hard-earned breast milk or expensive formula--moms can now carry on these items so long as you declare them to TSA prior to going through security screening. Oh, and you or your infant or toddler will not be asked to test or taste breast milk, formula, or juice. Here are TSA's rules on transporting more than three ounces of formula, breast milk, and juice:

  • Separate these items from the liquids, gels, and aerosols in your quart-size and zip-top bag.
  • Declare you have the items to one of our Security Officers at the security checkpoint. Present these items for additional inspection once reaching the X-ray. These items are subject to additional screening.
  • You are encouraged to travel with only as much formula, breast milk, or juice in your carry-on needed to reach your destination.
  • You can also carry on gel or liquid-filled teethers, canned, jarred, or processed baby food. For more information, check out TSA's web site.

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