Re: Away from baby for weekend ?
For me, I would not leave a 9 month old baby for longer than 8 hours. Too many potential emotional/nursing consequences, it is just not worth it for me. Mostly people assume that if I'm going somewhere, my baby is coming with me. It is just assumed until their second birthday, and even then, I'm not gone from them longer than 12 hours until age 3.
I just think it's too hard on them to have mama gone that long. My mom went in the hospital when my sis was about 1 year old and it took a long time for my sister to recover and she still, 20 years later, has some abandonment issues around that. Not worth it, IMO.