So I flew to Tawau, Sabah. My first long trip away from Razeen. 5 days to be exact. I was determined to try and bring back some breast milk this time.
I was doing a story on the army's latest armoured vehicle called AV8 Gempita.
It's super new! Bau kilang lagi..
We even went on the helicopter which we got super nice arial shots.
When I was in the army camp, I actually used a guest room to pump.
But more than half the time in Tawau, I was shooting here...
So the van and the nursing cover were my saviours...
Because I didn't bring any icepacks or ice box, I had to throw away the milk.
No, I didn't pump every 2-3 hours. The best I got was 4-5 hours. It was OK for me, although not the most ideal.
Back at the hotel, using boiled water, this was how I sterilised the pump and bottles...
I only manage to store milk that I pump in the hotel. At least not all is lost..
I used the tiny ice maker compartment at the top part of the hotel's minibar to freeze the milk. You'd be surprised, it freezes quite well and quick too.
Once the compartment was full (fits around 7 packs max), I asked the concierge to store them in their freezer.
I checked it out...it was located in the concierge office, an open top freezer and almost empty. Perfect for my expressed breast milk!
So when it was time to go back, I went looking for a styrofoam box and a bag of ice to store the 20+ packs of frozen milk.
My crew were kind enough to help me pack :)
Tadaaa..ready to go back to KL!
Alhamdulillah...the frozen milk survived the journey.
So that's the story behind the milk that I brought back from my 5 days in Sabah while shooting an army story for Majalah 3.
Speaking of that, check out the full episode tonight at 9 pm on TV3!
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