Apparently no mom escapes the TSA's stringent fluids checks at the airport—not even a celebrity! "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising" actress Rose Byrne recently shared a story with late-night host Stephen Colbert that any breastfeeding mom who's traveled can relate to.
Byrne, who is mom to 3-month-old son Rocco, was recently traveling with some pumped breast milk in a bottle when authorities noticed it exceeded the 3.4 fluid ounces rule. And while breast milk and formula are exemptions to that rule, the TSA has to verify this first.
Byrne shares, "They wave this weird thing over the top of it and there's a whole production going on. They take it very seriously that it could be something."
Instead of getting flustered, the first-time mom opted to “just stand there and smile and tell them that it’s really breast milk and that it’s nothing.”
When Colbert asked why she didn't just point to her baby for verification, the funny lady did him one better and joked that she should've just pointed to the sources of the milk themselves. "He's really real, he's real. You want me to get 'em out? What do you think?'" Byrne said.
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Photograph by: Rose Byrne