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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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