How to continue breast-feeding while traveling w/o baby?
December 11, 2008 11:36 AM Subscribe
Must travel without baby -- but want to keep breast-feeding. Complications and doubts.
posted by maybephd to health & fitness (15 answers total)
I'm going to a conference in February and think it'll be best to leave my (then) 8.5-month-old with her grandparents. That'll be about 3 days. I've been pumping at work and breast-feeding when I'm at home with her in mornings/evenings/weekends, and I really don't want to stop because of this trip. What are my options? I can bring my pump, but...I'm going to be out and about all day. Assuming I can even find a place/time to pump, how to store the milk? Or would I just have to (SOB) pitch it? I have problems with supply already, so it would just kill me to lose the stuff.
Maybe someone out there's been in a similar sitch and can simply share what she did?
And on a related note, is 8.5 months too young to leave my daughter with her grands? I don't really love the idea, but I'm having a hard time imagining how I'd be able to handle the conference and her.