A mum from Queensland has ignited the internet by sharing a controversial video of herself breastfeeding while driving her car on the motorway.
The video, which has subsequently been removed from Instagram, shows mum Raquel Reynolds cradling her baby in one arm, with the other hand steering the car.
Ms Reynolds explained that a truck had been involved in a crash up ahead and had caused traffic to come to a standstill. Her baby was crying and hungry and since she had nowhere safe to pull off the road, she had no choice but to breastfeed while driving.
In the video the mum said: “we’re sitting in traffic and baby’s hungry. So dangerous but it’s a bit crazy. What am I supposed to do, hey bubba?”
Ms Reynolds then asked her followers: “what would you do?”
(See the video at the end of the post)
What Would You Have Done?
The post spurred on many comments debating the actions of the multi-tasking mum.
Some were in support of Ms Reynold’s actions.
“I would have done the exact same. Anything for our babies. I would move mountains for my son and stepdaughter,” one follower commented.
“Honestly, I would have done the same Raquel. What a hard predicament to be in,” another said. She did suggest that the mum should ‘perhaps express and have a bottle handy’ just in case the same thing happens again.
However officials were not as understanding as her social media followers. Lauren Ritchie from the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland spoke to Nine New saying: “To not have a child properly restrained is risking their lives – that’s how serious an outcome it is.
“Even a small crash can injure a child.”
We certainly don’t condone Ms Reynold’s actions – but we know how hard it is having a crying, hungry baby in the car. It can make you do crazy things.
What would you have done? Tell us in the comments below.