Weekend away from baby?
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|Mon, 08-10-2009 - 4:39pm|
I have five children and each child had different breastfeeding issues. This time, with my newest baby, we got past the hard times and are doing great. He's 6 months old now and still breastfeeding exclusively. We haven't even done a pacifier or single bottle, or even much solid food yet! I've tried some rice cereal a couple times but he doesn't like it much.
Anyway, my question is - I have a chance to go on a fun weekend away from the kids with a friend in a couple months- something I NEVER get to do. However, I'm worried about leaving my baby for a weekend. :(
He will be 9 months old at that time though, and on solids more then breastfeeding I'm assuming.
Would it be okay to leave him with bottles (of formula since I don't have a good breastmilk stash) for the weekend while I pumped about every 4 hours? I'm assuming he'll be on an every 4 hr schedule by 9 months of age.
Part of me wants to just stay home and nurse him - I really treasure the experience and how well its going and even thinking of weaning him any time soon makes me sad. I hope to go well past 12 months, maybe as old as 2 yrs old, before weaning.
I guess I'm just looking for advice, and "yes it will be okay - go have fun!". haha
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