This coming Wednesday morning, I’m leaving on a 5-day business trip to NYC. It’s a trip that’s been planned and penciled in on the calendar for almost 9 months. I’ve known about it for approximately forever.
But time has played a nasty trick on me, and I’m not sure I want to go anymore. On one hand, I’m excited to do “adult” things, but on the other, I’m going to miss Paul like crazy.
I’ve been away from Paul overnight before, but never like this. Never this long.
The focus of my anxiety is whether or not he’ll want to breastfeed when I return. He will have had a bottle for 5 straight days.
Will he still want me when I get back? (please say yes)
He takes a bottle fine, so I’m not worried that he’ll starve. And he gets two jars of puree a day, which he loves. But I on-demand nurse him all day long.
While I’m gone, I plan on using my breast pump every 3-4 hours, pumping and dumping, just to keep up my supply. I’m not worried about me, I’m worried about him. I’m wondering if he’ll forget about how great breastfeeding is, and just be done with it forever.
Also, this cannot happen.
I’m looking for any and all suggestions and support. Have any other nursing mama’s left their six month old baby for a few (five!) days and returned back home to find your breastfeeding routine back to normal?
For the love, I hope so.
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