I haven't yet, for precisely that reason! I want to go to a networking thing for my career in June when LO will be 9mths....not sure what to do yet either. Maybe leave formula....but LO is refusing to drink from bottles so I'm reluctant to go through hassle of expressing just for it to be chucked...
Is there anyway you could have LO staying nearby and pop back to feed??
I'm guessing it's away and you can't just go along for the day to show your support and a few hours at night? I was hospitalised for the day and overnight when my baby was around 7 months old (I think that was his age!) I expressed loads in the day, never been able to express before but it worked when I needed to!) but he drank hardly any and waited until I got back but he did eat some solids too. I didn't even get a chance to worry about milk amounts so just pumped what I could.
I would have wormed my way out of the hen do as my baby cosleeps and comfort sucks to sleep. However appart from waking every 30 mins my baby was fine. I'm sure some full time exclusive pumpers will help you out.
I didn't leave my lo until the end of February when he was about 16months old.i didn't have much choice as ds1 was In hospital so I stayed with him. Oh brought him to the hospital once a day for me to feed him. He won't drink anything apart from bm so it was important he had at least one feed a day and for my comfort too.
Tbh I would just tell your friend that you would really like to go but at the moment gettin that much milk is just going to be too difficult and that if she has anything planned for just a day then you'd be able to go. I'm sure she'll understand that your baby will need mIlk
No real advice, as I've not left LO for more than 4/5 hours since he was born.
Just wanted to reassure you a little about a work stash. If you can express while at work, then you only actually need a couple of day's worth as a stash. You'll express Tuesday's milk on Monday, Wednesday's on Tuesday. And so on. You'll probably express easier if you're not nursing LO at the same time as trying to express. You don't need a whole week's worth in reserve!
As for the hen do-I'd probably try and just go for a couple of hours too. My LO was still feeding every couple of hours at that age, so I couldn't have left him for long.
My best friend is getting married in June so I have the same problem. I'll have him with me a lot. My friend will just have to accept it! And I won't be able to participate in everything. Baby comes first and he won't take a bottle.
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