Australian mum sparks controversy after posting a video of herself breastfeeding while driving

Publish Date
Monday, 20 January 2020, 3:37PM

A mum divided her followers after posting a video showing herself breastfeeding her child while stuck in a traffic jam driving down a motorway.

Mum-of-four Raquel Reynolds shared the video on Instagram. It was filmed on the M1 near Brisbane.

When a crash brought traffic to a standstill, her baby began to cry while she slowed down so she had no other option but to feed her infant.

"We're sitting in traffic and baby's hungry. It's so dangerous. It's a bit crazy," she says in the video.

"But what am I supposed to do, hey bubba?"

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"What would you do?" she asked followers in her Instagram caption for the post, which has since been deleted.

Viewers were divided. Some understood her decision and others slammed it as too dangerous.

"I would have done the same. Glad you're OK," one person commented.

Nine News spoke to Lauren Ritchie, from the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland, who advised people never to do what Reynolds did.

"To not have a child properly restrained is risking their lives – that's how serious an outcome it is," Ritchie said.

"Even a small crash can injure a child."


This article was first published on and is republished here with permission.

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