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Can you breastfeed in a car while it is moving? Are there any laws against it? Going on a roadtrip t

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Submitted : 2018-06-13 21:58:29    Popularity:     

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You absolutely do NOT want to take baby out of carseat while moving, nor do you want to reposition the baby or carseat to allow you to breastfeed while in carse

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You absolutely do NOT want to take baby out of carseat while moving, nor do you want to reposition the baby or carseat to allow you to breastfeed while in carseat. It is better to pump and bottle feed while in car. That said, I did occasionally, when no other option, breastfeed my son while he was secured (in center backseat) in carseat and I was seatbelted next to him, but 1) it was not easy, 2) it was not comfortable and 3) I was a 38H so I had plenty of breast to reach! The other thing to consider even with bottlefeeding while driving is burping baby without taking out of carseat. And PLEASE, do NOT just pull over onto shoulder...your car is just a target at that point....pull into a rest area, shopping center, etc and park. Have a safe trip!

Your baby is going to be screaming while driving on motor ways (highways) and that is going to be dangerous. The baby has to be in the car seat so it's less likely to die in an accident. You aren't going on a road trip any time soon unless you have relatives that want to babysit for months. You don't need a road trip your baby is the best adventure you could ever have. :-)

I don't know any way to answer this other than being blunt and direct about it...

Not having your child in a car seat while a care is moving is bad parenting and well just plain f'cking dangerous & stupid, regardless of laws. Car accidents are not usually pre-planned so what is your plan to save this baby if he/she goes through a windshield or is otherwise ejected during a crash? Especially if you're unable to do anything for yourself. A babies head hitting the concrete, they are not going to survive.

Car seats and seat belts should be just common sense to people, but for some people it's not there so they had to make laws to safe guard children. Aside from the ticket you can get for not having him/her in a car seat, depending on the state it may also fall under child abuse laws for neglect and/or child endangerment. If it does, the state can pursue criminal charges for it.

While I'm at it, make sure the car seat is properly installed (most are not) and that the restraints are in the proper spot on the child's body. Most police departments will install the car seat for you in the car, free of charge.

I have 6 kids, and never considered not having my kids out of car seats for any duration of the ride for any reason with or without laws.

No you can't. The baby needs to be in a baby capsule. It's the law.

It’s definitely against the law to take the baby out of the car seat while it’s moving. If you can figure out a way to breastfeed and keep the baby buckled in, then good for you!

If you can do it while your infant is secured in the car seat and you are secured in your seat belt.

i wouldnt while driving

Of course you can't.

You're going to have baby in a car seat, right? Not only because that's the law, but because you'd quite like your baby to survive the trip, and know that even in a minor accident (let alone an accident at the speed you'll be traveling) baby's chances of surviving uninjured are very slim? Yes, right?

Now please tell me you're not stupid enough to assume that the laws of chance and physics are temporarily suspended once you latch baby to the breast, making it perfectly safe to hold baby in your arms in a moving car.

Traveling with an infant means making extra stops to tend to baby's needs. Because baby needs to eat, and because baby should get out of the car seat every few hours. Neither of which should happen while driving.

That also means you can't just make a ton of bottles so you can feed baby in the car seat to avoid stops. Car seat are essential for safety in a moving car, but put baby in an unnatural position they shouldn't be in for too long at a time.

You will have to be parked while breast feeding.

Seat belt laws require that infants must be fastened into an approved car seat when the vehicle is moving.

If you are using public transportation, such as a bus or train - then contact the company running the bus or train to ask about their policies for infant passengers.

An infant MUST be secured in a legal car seat while a vehicle is moving. So no, you may not breast feed while the car is moving. You would have to stop to take the baby out of the car seat anyways unless you are sitting in the back seat. But even then. it is safest to stop and nurse. If the driver were to lose control of the vehicle or another car were to hit yours, you and the baby could be in serious danger.

Buses and larger modes of transport are obviously slightly different.



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