Hi all Early days for me to be in here, but I have a question for you girls before LO comes if that's OK - Hopefully I'll be a permanant fixture in a few months as long as everything goes well With my first, I BF until LO was about 6 months (only gave up as I was going back to Uni, but I'd love to continue as long as possible with this one depending on when I decide to go back to work). I started expressing at some point so that we could have the odd break but I can't remember when I started - I think the first time we went out on our own was when she was about 6 weeks so it must have been by then... I was a bit of a human milk machine (very very lucky) and ended up pumping extremely easily. Fingers crossed I'm as lucky this time! How early can you successfully express? My MIL has the 2 weeks from my due date booked off work to help out, and would like to take both LOs out for a couple of hours in the second week to give me a break (and mainly to show off the new addition to the girls at work!). By this point, LO should be between 1 to 3 weeks old - My first was a week late so I'm fully expecting to go late with this one too, but she may decide to show early... Do you think at this age its possible to plan for someone to take her out for a few hours? The options I can see are expressing as soon as possible - but I don't know how successful it would be, and if it would mess up my milk supply pumping that early - Giving her an emergency FF just in case, but again I don't know if that would mess up my supply or if she'd even take it - Or if I feed her myself just before they go, and hope she lasts for a couple of hours before wanting to be fed again. I know it's really difficult to see into the future and how LO will get on, but is it a definate no no or do you think it's possible? Sorry for the essay! Thanks in advance.