The TSA apologized to breastfeeding mothers who were banned from bringing ice packs on planes to keep their breasts cool.


  • A California mother said Monday that bringing ice packs through security at LAX was banned.
  • Emily Calandrelli said she tried to explain breastfeeding to a male TSA agent.
  • The TSA apologized to her on Friday and said the judging did not meet the criteria.

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration apologized earlier this week for a breastfeeding mother who said she couldn’t board an airplane with an ice pack to keep her breasts cold.

TSA spokeswoman R. Carter Langston said: “Unfortunately, the screening process she received did not meet our standards.” Washington Post on friday. “We will continue to work with advocacy groups and community-based organizations to improve our screening protocols. We will also double our training to ensure that screening procedures are applied consistently.”

The TSA also said it apologized to mother Emily Calandrelli on Wednesday after investigating the incident.

Kalandrelli, who has a 10-week-old baby, is infected with the virus. Twitter She was at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday, and two TSA agents told her that she couldn’t bring her ice pack through security because it wasn’t completely frozen.

The California mother told Insider’s Yelena Dzhanova that she felt humiliated and ashamed of the ordeal. During that time, she had to explain to her male representative that she should express her breast milk even if the baby is not traveling with her.

“I felt humiliated for trying to explain to these adult men how my breasts work,” she added.

According to TSA guidelines‘Frozen liquids’ can be brought in through the security checkpoint if they are ‘solid when presented for inspection’.

The guidelines added, “Medically necessary gel ice packs are allowed in an appropriate amount regardless of physical condition.”



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