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Heading to BlogHer: In Need of Travel Advice!

At New York for BlogHer 10 - 1 day before I found out I was preggers!

Last year at the BlogHer conference I found out I was pregnant. It was after a year of deciding if we wanted to add to our family, months of trying, and a heartbreaking miscarriage. I was elated!

A year has gone by and it’s BlogHer time again. I really want to go and have been trying to turn the trip to San Diego into a family vacation. Unfortunately, it’s not going to work, too many logistical problems. Then I thought Hmmm, I’d just bring baby. But after some discussion with the husband, we decided against it.

So here I am 3 weeks before the conference, already nervous. It will be my first time away from Little Bean and we are still exclusively nursing. I have some milk stored but I stopped pumping about 2 months ago, once I had enough in the freezer just for emergencies. It seems I’m going to have to work my supply back up, as it took two days to get my first extra 3 oz.

Ugh.

With baby number 1, I returned to work and found a good balance of nursing and pumping, but with Little Bean I’m not in a pumping routine. I’m worried that the 3 days away will really affect my supply.

My plan is to pump around every 3-4 hours while gone. I’ll freeze the milk and bring it home with me. Does it even sound realistic? Or do you pump and dump? I’ve never pumped that long that far away from home. Being that it’s a 7 hour flight I’m going to need to bring my pump on the plane. Are you even allowed to do that?

Any traveling mommas out there have any advice? Maybe I should buy a hand pump? I’d love to get the freestyle Jacinda talked about, but the price tag is a bit steep for one trip.

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