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Alyssa Milano rages on Twitter after breastmilk confiscated at airport

Alyssa Milano [Photo: Everett Collection/REX]

Star of Charmed vented her frustration on Twitter after Heathrow airport confiscated her breastmilk

Alyssa Milano has taken to Twitter to complain about her treatment at Heathrow airport, when milk she had pumped on her flight was taken off her. 

To compound her misery, baggage claim then lost her breast pump. 

The Heathrow security team confiscated her breastmilk which she claims was about 10oz. 

She wrote on Twitter: “@HeathrowAirport just took my pumped breast milk away. 10 ounces. Gone. Not okay.

“They said they would let the pumped milk through if I had the baby with me. Why would I need to pump if I had the baby with me????

“.@HeathrowAirport Why can you test my toiletries to make sure they are safe but you have to throw away my breast milk?”

Aviation guidelines are vague, in order to keep security high. However, TSA guidelines state you can carry on more than the normal 3.4oz, as long as you declare it, at the discretion of the security team. 

The TSA website states: “Formula, breast milk and juice for infants or toddlers are permitted to be brought on board the aircraft. As with other medically necessary liquids, travelers must tell the TSA officer at the beginning of the screening process that they wish to bring formula, breast milk and juice in excess of 3.4 ounces in their carry-on bag. These liquids are typically screened by X-ray, and formula, breast milk and juice in excess of 3.4 ounces will receive additional screening.”

For more information visit the TSA website

Photo: Everett Collection/REX


  • Author: Sophie Knight Sophie Knight
  • Job Title: Contributing Editor

Sophie is a journalist and mum of one, and previously edited before moving on to write about family cars for - now Sophie is Commercial Content Editor for M&B, Closer, Heat, Empire, Yours, Garden News, and 

She is passionate about raising awareness around postnatal depression and is a Mental Health First Aider.

Sophie studied History at the University of Sheffield and has been in journalism for 16 years. 

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