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Old 03-09-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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breastfeeding while traveling

Spring break is approaching and I want to take a road trip. I am planning to drive to Atlanta with a 5 month old and an 8 year old and my boyfriend. I'm breastfeeding and I'm just wondering how others do it.

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Re: breastfeeding while traveling

Will you have another adult in the car with you? If so, I would recommend having that person drive. For road trips, I would ride in the back seat with a bottle prepared before we left and I would bottle-feed and pump in the car during the drive. That way, you don't have to stop for frequent and/or lengthy nursing sessions during your road trip.
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We just plan on making short stops every 2-3 hours: nurse and go. Our babies always sleep a lot on long drives, so it was no big deal.
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We just plan on making short stops every 2-3 hours: nurse and go. Our babies always sleep a lot on long drives, so it was no big deal.
This is what we do too. Have a good trip
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I drove all the way across the country(Jacksonville, FL to Whidbey Island, WA) with a 5 month old. We just left after he ate his big morning meal every day and drove til he was crying. Stop, feed kid while husband pumps the gas and goes to the bathroom, then let husband play with baby while I went to the bathroom, then let him hang out while we walked the dogs, attempt top off then repeat. It sucked, but it was a long long trip
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Re: breastfeeding while traveling

I was able to sit on one of my legs (tucked under me), still seat-belted in, and lean over to nurse the baby while he sat rear-facing in his carseat.
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Re: breastfeeding while traveling

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I was able to sit on one of my legs (tucked under me), still seat-belted in, and lean over to nurse the baby while he sat rear-facing in his carseat.

I've done that too! The side of the car seat really digs in your ribs and it is not comfortable!

Last summer we just added in lots of extra time. I nursed before we left. If she woke up then we would stop at a rest area. (Change her, feed her, change her and go.) We stopped for to eat meals and I also nursed her then.

The worst part is that night! They slept the whole way and you didn't. They think it's party time and you just want to sleep.
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Re: breastfeeding while traveling

When my oldest was born we went on a road trip to Canada and I did the nursing over the side of the car seat. Kind of a weird moment when you get to the boarder and you are nursing a baby. lol. The guy just looked at me, chuckled and told my dad to go ahead.
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Re: breastfeeding while traveling

We did a 1500 mile trip when DS was 6 months and another one when he was 10 months. I have big boobs so I leaned over him in his seat and nursed We still had to stop frequently but not as much as if we'd had to stop every time.
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