.New boy mom, Keke Palmer had an unpleasant experience at a Houston airport regarding her breastmilk.
On Monday (June 12), Palmer shared that TSA threatened to discard her breastmilk. While, the exact reason is not mentioned, she calls the act "breastmilk discrimination."
"Breast milk discrimination at the Houston airport ruined my mood. I should’ve popped my tit out right then because the discretion and comfort of pumping is thwarted with threats to throw out over 16oz my babies food?!?!!! Why is that not a crime??"
The Transportation Security Administration also known as TSA, says, “Formula, breast milk, toddler drinks, and baby/toddler food (to include puree pouches) in quantities greater than 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters are allowed in carry-on baggage and do not need to fit within a quart-sized bag.” These items are considered medically necessary liquids.
Considering breast milk is allowed, it’s unclear why the Houston airport threatened to throw Palmer’s supply away.
Palmer gave birth to son, Leodis 'Leo' Andrellton in February with partner Darius Jackson.
Palmer’s followers commiserated with her plight.
One Twitter use commented, "It is a crime. They can't throw out food related to babies. During the formula crisis I was visiting a friend in VA and found a box of premade formula my cousin needed for her daughter. I was able to bring it through TSA no issue. Houston airport is breaking the law."
Actress Keke Palmer is among the latest actors to call out unfair treatment at the airport.
Marlon Wayans was recently kicked off a United flight over a checked bag discrepancy. The airline crew did not allow Wayans to board because he allegedly had too many bags.