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Going on vacation while breasfeeding but without baby?

So my husband and I are planning a 4 day vacation without kids in July. My son will be 9 months old and I will still be breastfeeding. I am planning on pumping while I am gone but my concern is if he will still want to nurse when I get back?

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alynn77

Asked by alynn77 at 2:35 PM on Jan. 4, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i would be more concerned w/him adapting to a bottle while u are gone?have you fed him from a bottle to make sure he is usedto/knows how to do it?If you breast feed and bottle feed your milk,he will go right back to the breast when u get home.Have a great lil vacation mom! i am sure u deserve it!
    Bearsjen

    Answer by Bearsjen at 2:37 PM on Jan. 4, 2009

  • Hopefully he will still nurse. He may develop a nipple preference. At his age I would use a cup.
    ColleenF30

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 2:57 PM on Jan. 4, 2009

  • maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 3:33 PM on Jan. 4, 2009

  • It's very doable. The pumping is really the biggest concern. At nine months, he can use a cup.

    I traveled several times for longer periods and had NO trouble upon my return...it was as if I'd never left.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:14 PM on Jan. 4, 2009

  • What is he going to be drinking when you are gone? Because if it's breastmilk, you need to realize you have a LOT of pumping to do before you leave...I mean, for four days, you'll need like 120 oz.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:18 PM on Jan. 4, 2009

  • Thank you everyone for the wonderful advice. Luckily my son does take a bottle whenever I am out for the day...so it isn't a stranger to him. I feel more confident about my trip now!
    alynn77

    Answer by alynn77 at 12:27 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

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