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    Crash test videos to show dangers of BF while in a moving car?

    Are there any crash test videos that show the dangers of breastfeeding a child in a car seat in a moving vehicle? Or even just leaning over a child? I'm trying to explain the dangers on another forum, but I'm not getting through. A few people think it's fine as long as both mom and baby are strapped in, and there's just a bit of leaning going on. Or am I off my rocker thinking that it's dangerous?

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    Re: Crash test videos to show dangers of BF while in a moving car?

    You're completely right.

    Remind them of the Five Step test - one of the points is that the child can sit with the seatbelt PERFECTLY positioned ALL THE TIME. If mom is leaning over baby, she is effectively only wearing a lap belt, and WILL crash into the baby.

    Show them lap-belt-only crash tests. There may be some youtube vids.
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    Re: Crash test videos to show dangers of BF while in a moving car?

    Yup -- I mentioned that a kid that doesn't sit all the way back in a booster isn't properly positioned. So if mom isn't sitting all the way back, she's not properly positioned, either. Yet I keep getting the same reply about being buckled in, as if I'm the one who's misunderstanding... I really am trying to help!

    When you say she's effectively using a lap belt, what do you mean? Because the shoulder part is pulled out so much that it's ineffective?

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    Re: Crash test videos to show dangers of BF while in a moving car?

    Yes. Leaning forward like that the shoulder belt will not do it's job in a crash, so for all intents and purposes, she's not using it. Yes, she is restrained, but not to revent injury. A lapbelt's only job is to keep the passenger in the vehicle. So she's not likely to be ejected, but she's not going to be protected from injury and her head & upper body WILL slam into the baby.

    Here's one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3KXZQu4niA

    Here's a link explaining the injuries MOM will recieve: http://www.onlinelawyersource.com/pe...al-injury.html

    Oh, and you might want to mention do they REALLY want their nipples in their child's mouth when in a crash? The child isn't necessarily going to let go before injury occurs.
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    Re: Crash test videos to show dangers of BF while in a moving car?

    And if you need one for why not to remove the baby to nurse (which amazingly is STILL legal in some places)...For the "I can hold him/her" parents...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giYQE1Hskjc



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    Re: Crash test videos to show dangers of BF while in a moving car?

    Quote Originally Posted by skaterbabscpst View Post
    Here's one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3KXZQu4niA

    Here's a link explaining the injuries MOM will recieve: http://www.onlinelawyersource.com/pe...al-injury.html

    Oh, and you might want to mention do they REALLY want their nipples in their child's mouth when in a crash? The child isn't necessarily going to let go before injury occurs.
    Thanks! and OUCH at your second point!!!!!

    Teri -- I found that one yesterday when I was bored and looking through crash test videos. Scary! There was another one that had a female dummy and baby on the lap in the front seat. Whack, right into the windshield.

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    Re: Crash test videos to show dangers of BF while in a moving car?

    I used to bring my pump where ever i went and just pumped for ds and then just gave him a bottle if he had a fit while we are driving.

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