Many new mothers often ask the question Is It Illegal To Breastfeed In A Moving Car? The answer’s question is rather simple. And yet it’s not a really direct answer. While many countries and states have varying laws on breastfeeding in public, what one may ask themself is why would they want to breastfeed a baby in a moving car. Of course, the simple answer is that the baby is hungry and crying. However, that is not a good enough excuse which may sound harsh. Dont you think it would be much harsher to lose your child in a car accident because you are not paying attention to the road while breastfeeding your baby? And we’re not saying that every mother who wants to breastfeed their baby in a car is actually driving.
This question also goes out to mothers who are maybe sitting in the passenger seat or in the back seat and want to breastfeed their baby. The answer to this question is almost all states in the United States have laws that state when a baby is driving in a car they must be in a baby seat. Boom, there’s a major part of your answer right there.
Have you ever tried breastfeeding your baby while your baby is in a car seat? It’s pretty much not going to work. If you try to make it work by maneuvering yourself in front of the baby, you’re also putting yourself in harm’s way by unstrapping your own seat belt. Protect your baby and make sure to pull your car over to somewhere safe if you have to breastfeed your baby. There is no method on this Earth that you can come up with that will enable you to breastfeed your baby while you are driving a car and not let it be a distraction to you. Do not try it, do not do it.
Every mother who was ever breastfed a baby understands how challenging it can be sometimes. It doesn’t always work right away. There has to be a lot of maneuvering sometimes. Some babies are easier than others. We all know that. Just think of how distracting you may be trying to breastfeed your child while driving a car. Just think of how distracting you may be to the driver with what you are actually doing or even with just all that maneuvering all around in the backseat. Of course, if you’re in the passenger seat, that means the baby’s not in a car seat and that’s even worse and completely illegal.
Think about how distracting you could be to other people driving by. If you’re in a back seat of a car breastfeeding your baby just think about that driver passing you by and taking notice. Now all of a sudden the driver of the other car is no longer looking in front of them. They’re looking at you. That other car now becomes a risk to you and others.
Even in the most perfect situation in which you’re sitting in the backseat of the car and your breastfeeding your baby while they’re still in their car seat and all things seem to be working well, remember not all roads are smooth. Just one simple bump in the road can cause your baby to gag, choke or even bite down real hard depending on how old your baby is. We all know that many mothers breastfeed for years.
There are so many things that can go wrong with breastfeeding a baby in a moving car. Why you may not find any specific law that says it is illegal to breastfeed a baby in a car it is all the activities that go along with it that are definitely illegal. In the end the answer to the question is it illegal to breastfeed a baby in a car can be answered indirectly with a big capitalized word YES!
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