The Olympic gymnast, who gave birth to her son Jett on Sunday, described the airport incident in her Instagram stories as “one of the worst experiences”, where she wrote: “We have a mother’s duty. Yahoo.
In a post featuring a photo of clear plastic bags filled with breast milk, the two mothers claimed that an unidentified TSA agent had “publicly humiliated” her by proving her fluid. Traveled with breast milk.
“Then the screaming and screaming in public was excessive,” she continued. “I know you’re doing your job … but I am too.”
In another post, the 29-year-old athlete addressed the TSA agents directly, saying that it was “unnecessary” for Johnson to take it after he apologized for his bad day.
“The woman at the TSA checkpost had a bad day … I’m sorry you had a bad day but it was unnecessary to take it on me. I can honestly say it was one of the worst experiences I’ve ever had.” [had]”Johnson wrote.
According to Yahoo, the incident occurred at airport security when Johnson was returning home from his first trip to Tennessee without his son.
On TSAs WebsiteTravelers should bring “more than 3.4 ounces” of breast milk, formula and juice in their carry-on bags and “no need to travel with your baby to bring breast milk,” it says.
According to the security agency, passengers must remove fluid from their carry-ons for screening separately from the rest of their belongings.
Breast milk allowed, agency Notes TSA officials may “ask you to open a container and / or you transfer a small amount of liquid to a separate empty container or, if possible, dispose of a small amount.” However, according to the TSA, an officer can notify those who do not want to open or X-ray their breast milk, formula, and / or juice, at which point the person is subjected to “additional screening procedures”, such as a pat-down.
After the incident, a representative of the TSA confirmed that Yahoo has “breast milk allowed.”
In addition to her three-month-old son Jett, Johnson shares a daughter, Drew, with her husband Andrew East.
Independent TSA has been contacted for comment.