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Old 07-25-2011, 11:51 AM   #11
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we went 12hr in June w/ a 3 month old. Stopped every 3 hrs to feed her. It was a good break for DH and DD1 as well

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Just relax and take your time. If baby takes 30 min to eat every 2-3 hours, then stop every 2-3 hours to feed for 30 minutes. We travel a lot and I have 3 kiddos. One is my breastfed 3 month old. I just try to stay calm and cool and have the motto..."we'll get there when we get there." It took us 14 hours to do a 11 hour trip in June. We all lived and arrived in one piece :-) Just relax as much as possible. You can do it!
Ditto. With a baby or toddler it will take us about 11-12 hours to do what was once a 8.5-9 hour drive. Just plan for a longer trip. I thought bottle-feeding would help us but it really didn't. It turned out to just be more stuff to pack. I have done the leaning over the seat to nurse, but more as a "falling asleep" helper, not when they were needing to nurse due to hunger.
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Just relax and take your time. If baby takes 30 min to eat every 2-3 hours, then stop every 2-3 hours to feed for 30 minutes. We travel a lot and I have 3 kiddos. One is my breastfed 3 month old. I just try to stay calm and cool and have the motto..."we'll get there when we get there." It took us 14 hours to do a 11 hour trip in June. We all lived and arrived in one piece :-) Just relax as much as possible. You can do it!
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We have done several road trips with a baby and I'm ready to refrain from them for a while. Like PP said, for that long, take maybe 2 extra hours. you won't feel rushed and gives baby plenty of time. nothing worse than a screaming/hungry baby on the road!

Like PP said, for 8 hours, make 2 stops every 2 1/2 hours. - PLAN your stops! unless there are plenty of exits... the 3rd "stop" will be your destination. Plan to stop for AT least an hour when it is a meal stop. We usually did 1 1/2 hours for a stop (4 kiddos will do that) then tried to make it 2 1/2 hours. we did this on the way to Fla. and it made for some long days but with diaper changes, etc. we had to.

I drove the kids & myself on a 6 hr. trip in June and we made it with one stop. that was mainly because of naps & baby needing to BF and I was alone... we BF on the first stop, and the way it worked out was needing to BF again only 1/2 hour from our destination. I pushed it, hand-fed baby tiny bits of cheese for the last 45 mins. and we got there. that way i could turn the kids loose AND feed baby in his own time. it was hard by myself!
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We just traveled from MI to MS which is roughly 1100miles. We just stopped every few hours and stretched.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:24 PM   #16
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Re: BF when on a road trip

We just got back from two days on the road and did a combination of nursing at stops and feeding DS a bottle of freshly pumped milk. If we all needed to get out and stretch, take big break, I'd nurse him. If we were driving for a longer than usual stretch or didn't want to pull over for 40-60minutes to nurse, then I would sit in the back seat next to DS and pump while DH drove and make a bottle. Since I was sitting right next to DS, I'd have the bottle at the ready for those time he'd wake up hungry and already crying. It worked well for those parts of the drive when there just wasn't anywhere convenient to pull off the highway. GL mama!

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Re: BF when on a road trip

Maybe try to go outside and nurse her, or sit and the car and feed her. Do it a few times before and maybe she won't think too much of it, plus you'll find the most comfortable way to sit beforehand so you aren't flustered and trying to do it on the fly. You might get stares from neighbors but oh well.
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I'm assuming that you'll be stopping for gas, bathroom breaks etc. Unless you're wearing an astronaut diaper, you'll need to stop. Feed the baby then. We just got back from driving 4000 miles. The best way for me was to not promise we would be anywhere by a certain time. That way you're not rushed and you can stop to feed
Exactly! Even alone I can't stand not stopping to stretch & pee every couple of hours. Why pump? Baby will be hungry and need changed anyway!
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