I have been in the same position, my son was born with a heart defect. I would pull over or stay at my appointments longer to appease him so we could leave. The hospital had a very nice courtyard where I could sit and nurse him while I read.
Driving while nursing isn't safe at all. The danger is blunt force trauma from the air bag. It is a well-known *fact* that most accidents occur close to home.
We do have to measure and weigh parenting choices and consider safety.
I wouldn't be here at all to even be posting this if it wasn't for a seatbelt.
I certainly did not plan for another driver to fall asleep at the wheel and crash into me in the middle of a saturday afternoon and had I been nursing my child would be dead.
abi I'm glad you're here
My point was more that sometimesyou NEED to get somewhere and still comfort your baby. This woman sounded like she could have made a diffeerent choice. I just dont' want my choices legislated away. Like I said, I nursed my daughter many times in the back of the car when my husband or mom was driving. If I needed to go pick up a prescription, ie insulin or something and I didn't have anyone to turn to for help and i had to take my daughter to the store with me, I may consider driving and nursing her (before her repair and if she were hysterical). I'm just saying I wouldn't want to be ticketed or whatever for making that choice, ESPECIALLY if no harm came from that choice.