Breastfeeding while driving

posted 2 years ago in Parenting
Post # 2
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Newbee

OMG!! That’s insane!! I’m all for women breast feeding but that is nuts. At what point is feeding your baby while driving a good idea? How is she able to concerntrate on the road and feed at the same time. She’s an accident waiting to happen and I bet she’ll be the first person to cry when her child sustains injuries or worse…

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I really hope that this is just some radio prank.  I can understand her pulling over to breastfeed, but there’s really no reason for her to drive while doing it.  I hope nothing happens to her baby.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Giraffelover:  Yeah, she should definitely have her child taken from her.  That’s horrific. 

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

That is just nuts.

However, I will admit to breastfeeding while DH was driving in a moment of pure desperation. A 3 hour car trip turned into a 6 hour car trip because of a total freeway closure, 11 at night, 3 month old DS screaming for an hour, and in the middle of farmville where there was nowhere to pull off. I was in the back seat, the road was deserted, and DH drove very slowly and carefully. 

But I’m still not proud of it….

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

When I read the title I was really, really hoping you meant pumping breastmilk while driving (which is legal, all you need is a car adapter, hands-free pumping bra, and a nursing cover if you’re modest) but you really meant actually NURSING while driving.  Oy.  I can see a desperate situation like ExcitedScaredBee: described, being in the back seat and all.  But to put an infant behind the wheel with an airbag and nurse while you’re actually operating the vehicle is insane.  You’re distracted, the baby could wiggle and slip down or pull on something or there could be an accident.  

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Giraffelover:  Some people shouldn’t have children. I’m sorry. But I had to say it. People giving their babies refined sugar (hostess cupcakes!) before age 1, not securing their children correctly in a car, giving in to temper tantrums… *smh*

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Radio Show Troll?

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

That is so incredibly dangerous…I don’t even let my dog on my lap while driving. She can be as “careful” as she wants, what if someone rear ends her?

I bet she wouldn’t be thinking “I had places to be!” when her infant dies.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

No. No, no, no, no, no. This is beyond dangerous for the baby and the mother herself. If I worked at that radio station I’d be calling child protective services immediately. She is putting her child in grave danger and there is never any excuse for that imo.

 

I can understands mothers breastfeeding a hungry child in the back seat while OH/someone else drives, but never while actually driving themselves. Again, SO dangerous.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Never for any reason should a child be removed from their carseat while the car is moving.

This whole thing makes me feel sick. It’s illegal, stupid, and infuriating.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

While in Mexico, on our honeymoon, we saw a woman breastfeeding on a moped. The baby (who was less than 3 months of age), the mother and the child riding on the back of the moped were not wearing helmets. It was pretty scary. 

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

ExcitedScaredBee:  I think it’s a little different when you’re not the person driving (i.e. your baby’s head isn’t directly inline with the steering wheel).  Also, this sounds like it’s a regular thing for the woman on the radio show.

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