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Breastfeeding Tips for Long Car Trips

Breastfeeding Tips for Long Car Trips

Breastfeeding and going on a family road trip? No problem! With some planning, your baby is on her way to being a road warrior.

  1. Don’t mind driving at night? Nurse baby at her usual nighttime feeding and then put her in her car seat ready for bed. There’s a good chance she’ll sleep for the duration of the trip.
  2. Plan ahead. Chart out the route before you leave, and designate places to stop along the way. These can be restaurants, shopping centers, or highway rest stops. When it’s time to nurse, or you need to stretch out your legs, you’ll have options on where to stop.
  3. Bring along a big water bottle. It’s important that you stay hydrated while road trip nursing.
  4. Pack extras. Extra changes of clothes (for baby AND you!), extra diapers, extra wipes, extra nursing pads… Extra of whatever you think you’ll need. That way there are no surprises between home and your destination.
  5. Going to pump? Make sure your pump has batteries.

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