Note: The TSA policies about bringing breastmilk on board have recently changed. See this post for an update.
I just heard about this e-petition, which urges the Transportation Security Administration to change its policy regarding breastmilk and airplane travel.
As we've talked about in other posts here and here, the current TSA policy requires that anyone carrying breastmilk on board an airplane to be accompanied by a baby. Many women who need to carry breastmilk on planes are traveling without their babies, and some have had to throw out their milk before boarding.
The text of the petition is here. It urges the TSA to amend its policy to require passengers to:
- Separate pumped breastmilk from the liquids, gells, and aerosols in your quart-size and zip-top bag.
- Declare pumped breast milk to one of our Security Officers at the security checkpoint
- Present pumped milk for additional inspection, once reaching the x-ray.
Are you signing on?