Join Date: May 2009
Location: Western Washington
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I traveled 3 weeks after DS was born. We went to see family for thanksgiving, typically this is a 4 hour drive, but during big holidays it's not uncommon for the traffic to double the drive time.
What we ended up doing was taking two cars, my mom, and baby and I in one car and my dad and husband in the other. The boys raced down there and stressed about sitting in traffic, taking as many backroads as the GPS could find...
My mom and I stocked up on lots of food since nursing made me soooooo hungry in the begining and decided to take things at a relaxed and slow pace. We had to stop about every 2 hours of driving for atleast 45 minutes of nursing and cuddling and he slept most of the driving time.
It took us a little over 8 hours to get to where we were going but we had a happy baby and my milk supply was ok, I ended up needing to supplement about 2 ounces of formula (I should've pumped and brought frozen milk with me but I didn't think about it) after we got to our destination.
We did the same routine a few days later on the way home and it worked for us.