does anyone know the laws about formula on planes? I'm wondering how much and how

Lesley - posted on 03/23/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I'm taking my lil man's first plane ride this week and I'm wondering about formula. I read that you can bring breastmilk but it's not that clear about formula. Also wondering what's the best way to bring it and if there is a certain amount

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Arielle - posted on 04/03/2010

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when i flew in january 2009, i premade enough formula bottles as i need for the flight and when i got to the security line i told them i had it and after i got thru they held a test strip over the bottle to test it... they are required to let u bring formula on a plane if thats ur childs form of eating/nutrition... just make sure u tell them before u put ur stuff thru the xray machine thing

Meghan - posted on 03/23/2010

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I took my son to mexico at 3 months and I was nursing at the time so I didn;t need a bottle on the plane, but I did pack an unopened thing of formula in my carry on. I read that baby formula is exempt but I would for sure call the airline to double check.

Jen - posted on 03/23/2010

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I e-mailed the flight people before my flight and still didn't get a clear answer. My daughter was 9 months at the time. What I did was had 1 pre-made bottle and then a full formula dispenser (those sectioned things you can put formula in). I also had an unopened can of formula just in case. Then I had 2 bottles of purified water and 1 baby bottle full of water. We also had 1 juice sippy cup (which they checked at the gate). Hope that helps some.

Julie - posted on 03/23/2010

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you can have as much as you need in your check in bag and the amount you will need for the flight . I had no problem when I went to Newfoundland from Ontario . just make shure to let them know you will be carring on formula for your son !!

Alexandra - posted on 03/23/2010

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I have gone through airport security with both formula and whole milk in the bottle. I don't believe the amount matters, just as long as you let them know you have it. If you have a pre-made bottle full, they just test the outside of it (they don't go near the nipple or inside so you don't have to worry about that).

Carolee - posted on 03/23/2010

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When I traveled with my son, I took about 4 bottles and a can of formula. I think I had water or already made formula in one of them (about 4-6 ounces), then bought the bottled water on the plane if my son needed more, but I can't really remember... it was a while ago. If you call ahead or ask when you check in, they should be able to tell you what is appropriate better than I could. Good luck, and enjoy your flight.

Tiffany - posted on 03/23/2010

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Just bring a clear bottle with the formula....you will take it thru the detectors with you and they will open the lid and use this testing strip to detect any chemicals. I used breastmilk but I would assume that it's the same procedure....they are detecting for things that aren't in formula. If you have any other doubts, just call your airline, they will tell you exactly what to do. Hope this helps :)

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