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  1. #1
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    Default Traveling & so nervous...

    My DS is 10 months old, and nurses 2-5 times a night--which is easily done since we co-sleep.

    In a few weeks, we will be taking an 8 hr trip north for Thanksgiving. We've arranged it so we can make the drive at night which made me feel much better... until I realized that I'm not sure how that's going to work since he can't really just roll over and nurse.

    Moreover, if we pull over everytime and I nurse him back to sleep, he'll startle awake when I transfer him back to the carseat.



    I AM SO WORRIED...does anyone have any experience they can share?
    In His Love, Rosie

    Graicen Wynter
    1-6-10 at 11:48pm
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    Default Re: Traveling & so nervous...

    Hmmmmm. Well, I think his schedule will be off anyway from the travel. My daughter crashes in her car seat. I guess I would just pull over to nurse and then assume she would crash back in her car seat.

    I wouldn't worry too much. I know it's stressful, but I think it will be ok in the long run. It's only a drive you will have to make twice - once there and once back. So, I would just pray your LO sleeps nicely in the car - like many do.

    Christine
    Baby Girl Born 2/17/10 to her two mommies
    BF from day one. I looked up one day and realized I'm nursing a toddler!

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    Default Re: Traveling & so nervous...

    are you the one driving? If not why not just sit in the back with the baby and nurse when he wakes up, without having to pull over or stop the car? Thats what I do with DD
    First time mom to Kalyna born December 14th 2008

    Born: 7lbs 7oz
    Month 1: 8lbs
    Week 5: 8lbs 6oz
    Week 7: 9lbs 5oz
    Week 9: 10lbs 2.6oz
    Week 17: 14lbs 7oz

    Nursing a 3.5 year old!
    Love , and

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    Default Re: Traveling & so nervous...

    agree with PP. if you're not driving, switch to the backseat. I dangle my boob over LO ALL THE TIME. Not necessarily best practice in all circumstances, but it's worked for us so far. As long as he's strapped in, I usually just pull the seat belt til it wont go anymore and DH drives around in circles in a parking lot or just drives really slow
    Julia and Maxwell (and Dan and Haddie)
    Maxwell, born January 3, 2010
    A year on Mama's milk and still loving it

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    Default Re: Traveling & so nervous...

    Hysterical, Julia! Lol

    Christine
    Baby Girl Born 2/17/10 to her two mommies
    BF from day one. I looked up one day and realized I'm nursing a toddler!

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