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5 Things I'm Worried About When Leaving My Baby Overnight

By Lauren Jimeson |

I’m leaving Avery for my first real overnight trip next week and I am a total and complete mess about it. I did spend two nights away from her a couple of weeks ago, but I was still here in the city and could have been home in a matter of minutes if she needed me. Next week it won’t be that easy. I am leaving for San Francisco for a business trip for three days. It’s clear across the country and not just a quick trip home if anyone needs me.

Since becoming a mom, I’ve only taken a couple of trips away from my children. The longest I have ever been away from them is a total of two days. I know that it is super important for me to be able to get away every once in a while on my own, but it doesn’t make it any easier to leave them.

I am very thankful that my mother-in-law is coming into the city to help watch the girls while my husband is at work. It gives me so much peace of mind knowing that a family member is looking after them. But no matter who is with them, I think it is only natural for me to worry about things when I am gone. Here are the 5 things that I am worried about leaving the girls.

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Worries About Leaving Baby Overnight

Will I Have Enough Milk?

This question has been on my mind since the second I found out that I had to go on this trip. I have absolutely no idea how much milk I will need because Avery is on an on demand feeding schedule. We do have some routine throughout our day, but she finds comfort in breastfeeding and if she needs it I give it to her. I've tried to pump as much as I can to keep my milk stash plentiful, but I am still extremely nervous.


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Read more from Lauren at her personal blog, A Mommy in the City, where she chronicles her life living in New York City with a suburban mentality. For more updates, follow Lauren on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram! Check out more of Lauren’s Babble posts at Being Pregnant and Baby’s First Year.

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Lauren Jimeson is the author of A Mommy in the City, which chronicles living the city life with a suburban mentality. Read bio and latest posts → Read Lauren's latest posts →

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