Breastfeeding while driving?

  1. OK, I think this is pushing things a bit too far...The story
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  3. by   kids
    We were talking (OK, ranting) about this on another bb I hang out with.

    Anyone have any chlorine?
  4. by   jadednurse
    Chlorine? What am I missing?
  5. by   canoehead
    The gene pool is contaminated.
  6. by   jnette
    I saw this on the news on TV last week, Jaded. It is scary.... what if the mom were to hava a wreck? How scary is that? Infant flattened /crushed between the steering wheel and her? No way.

    Definately pushiong things.. and more than a little !
  7. by   P_RN
    I guess next she will lay the babe (on a pillow of course) in the back of a pickup truck with a bottle. That would show as much reasoning as what she did already. What are a few bumpy roads?
  8. by   AndyLyn
    Just for the record, it's NOT legal in Michigan to nurse or take a baby out of the carseat while the car is moving to feed him/her. I have had a very fussy, easily car sick baby, but never took her out during a ride to feed her (we stayed home a lot!). Sounds like the mom was more interested in getting wherever quickly than keeping her baby safe...
  9. by   Rustyhammer
    Just a couple of weeks ago I tried this and have to agree, The driver CAN get quite distracted.
    -Russell
  10. by   jnette
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    Just a couple of weeks ago I tried this and have to agree, The driver CAN get quite distracted.
    -Russell
    Bet that poor baby of yours didn't get a drop to eat, either ! :chuckle Poor babe... still a hungry little fella, isn't he?

    Uh.. Rusty.. must have been a REALLY difficult task on that motorcycle, too !
    Last edit by jnette on Jun 29, '03
  11. by   Rustyhammer
    um..I wasnt the one driving.
    Don't have breasts.
  12. by   jnette
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    um..I wasnt the one driving.
    Don't have breasts.

    DUH !!! Shucks, I thought you REALLY would do sth. like that, Rusty ! Where's your sense of humor this morning? Too early yet?

    And whaddaya MEAN you don't have breasts? I'd be willing to bet you have more breast than I do !!! What do you CALL those hairy things you have, then?
  13. by   jadednurse
    Originally posted by jnette
    what if the mom were to hava a wreck? How scary is that? Infant flattened /crushed between the steering wheel and her? No way.

    Exactly.

    And thanks for the explanation canoehead, I figured it was that but my mind was working sooo S-L-O-W-L-Y yesterday.
    Last edit by jadednurse on Jun 29, '03
  14. by   Cynthiann
    Donkers said she was wearing a seatbelt because she would have "been a fool not to," but she did not restrain her baby because "it's lawful to nurse my child while I'm driving.


    This is what gets me. Is her baby not good enough to be restrained also? No matter how much in a hurry you are, it's not worth endangering a baby's life. I was breastfeeding not to long ago and these type of situation is when a bottle comes really handy. She also said that talking on a cell phone is more of a distraction than breastfeeding, this doesn't justify endangering her own child.

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