If there's one thing that causes anxiety among parents, it's the thought of traveling with your kids. I can think of few things more stressful than confined spaces, crying children, no snacks, and too many miles till the next rest stop. If you're breastfeeding, things can get even more complicated. Never fear though, because if I can survive a road trip with a baby, anyone can. By using a few tips for breastfeeding in the car on your next adventure, you will be able to watch your stress levels dissipate.
In my almost three years as a mom (most of which I've been nursing), I've gone on several solo road trips with two babies, as well as many family trips with our toddler and newborn, and so you can trust me when I say I've picked up a few tricks (and survived) along the way.
While I can't guarantee you a smooth road trip with no temper tantrums or restlessness (in fact, I can almost guarantee the opposite), I will tell you that with a little bit of preparation and some mental adjusting, there's no reason why that big road trip you've been dreaming of taking needs to wait until you're done nursing your baby.