Am I crazy to do this? My baby girl will not take a pacifier and she hates her car seat so she usually screams every time we drive somewhere. I had a friend tell me that her breasts were so large she could easily breastfeed her child while the child was in the carseat and the mother was buckled in, she just somehow leaned over and fed her to calm her down. So, the other day we were in traffic, DH driving & me in the back and baby was getting really worked up so I thought I'd try it. I put a blanket up over the window for some "privacy" and leaned over and offered baby girl the boob. It totally worked! Baby girl looked rather surprised, like where did this come from? It was not exactly comfortable for me but it was better than hearing her scream and not being able to do anything about it. We were both buckled in correctly so it didn't seem dangerous besides the fact that I was leaning over her and might not be good in an accident. Has anyone else does this or am I totally weird?
Has Anyone Breastfed Their Baby While Driving in Car Seat?
We drove from NY to VA when DS was 4 months old - we would not have made it if i hadnt nursed him in his car seat!
LOL - my mother claims to have breastfed my youngest brother WHILE driving....a stick shift no less! - this had to be 1985 or so- in a very rural area. we gotta do what we gotta do....
I did it the whole first year with DD1 while she was rear-facing. I had to kneel on the seat so it wasn't safe for me but those screams were unbearable and we were in the process of moving 8 hours away and spent a ton of time driving back and forth for house hunting, etc...
So far DD2 hasn't reached the same level of panic to make me relearn those contortionist moves. I knew the second had to be easier :)
I did it frequently with my now 7 yo ds. He was incredibly high needs, screamed incessantly in the car every time he was strapped in, We never would have gone anywhere had I not been able to do this. For the record, you do not need big ones to do this. Mine are tiny, but apparently stretchy. :)
It took me nursing 2 babies to work my way up to a C, and I don't know how others with small breasts manage it! I think y'all need to draw me a diagram.
all the time! it's awkward when the kids have friends/boyfriends with us lol better than having my baby gag and puke from the screaming. i'm probably a B cup but stretchy (oh so sexy after 4 kids lol) i get on my knees and lean forward. yhe windows are dark enough no one can see. i realize very much the risk :(
This. I've done it before, but when you think about it? Even if you're buckled in, if you're leaning over the baby like that you're basically going to be using her as an airbag. Really, really unsafe.