How to Relieve Infants Ear Pressure on an Airplane

How to Relieve Infants Ear Pressure on an Airplane

Well, my lil poochie mama handled her first plane ride like a trooper and heres how we did it. My goal was to get the baby to swallow during take off and landing. If you breast feed and your shy like me then you probably will want to hide the goods, so carry your breast cover everywhere you go ;-) If you’re like me and don’t produce a lot of milk then I would suggest you hold off as long as you can before you feed baby.  I waited until I began to feel my ears popping before I fed baby so that I didn’t run out of milk while the plane was still climbing altitude.

Taking off and landing can take as long as 25 to 30 minutes and I wanted to make sure baby was swallowing most of the time.  I coordinated the feedings in such a way that she would be ready to breast feed or drink formula by the time the airplane takes off and the same goes for landings. Just in case you run out of breast milk always have water ready in your bottle so all you have to do is add the powdered formula to it. You can also feed him or her some kind of baby food or puffs if they’re ready. Preferably something the infant would enjoy to eat or drink. If for what ever reason the baby is still feeling the pressure in his or her ears you can give her a pacifier or resort to plugging her ears with ear plane ear plugs (ages 1-10). There’s also ear plane ear plugs for adults in case you may need them as well.

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