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Old 08-16-2008, 02:56 PM   #1
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I don't want to wean my dd,my husband wants a weekend away! Advice please!

Our anniversary is coming up next weekend and my husband would like to take me away for the weekend somewhere. That sounds great, right? But our 23 month old is still nursing and I don't know what to do. Have any of you extended breastfeeding mamas ever had a weekend away and still kept right on nursing when you got back home? I'm afraid by the time we get back home she will want nothing to do with her num-nums anymore. Also, do you think it will be too traumatic to leave her? We have never been apart and I don't want her to fall apart. Her grandma and grandpa will be coming to stay at our house if we go, and her big brother will be here too. She has a VERY close bond with her grandpa. I know on one hand it would be ok if she weaned, she really just nurses at naptime and all night long, I guess I was just hoping it would be something she initiated, not me. Any advice?

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Old 08-16-2008, 03:05 PM   #2
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In that situation, I would probably leave her with her grandparents. Bring a pump with you and just see if she still is wanting to nurse when you get home. JMO.
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well, my dd is a lot younger than yours, but i'm trying to imagine leaving her at 23 months, and i don't think that i could relax and enjoy the weekend. if you aren't totally comfortable with it, maybe you could come up w/ a different plan like 1 night away from home and 1 day away from home spread out over 2 weekends?
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I agree with pump while your gone and if she still wants it when you get back GREAT if not you did an awesome job mama!
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Thanks for your answers. I don't feel so bad about going now.
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that's great! i hope you really enjoy celebrating your anniversary!
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In that situation, I would probably leave her with her grandparents. Bring a pump with you and just see if she still is wanting to nurse when you get home. JMO.
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Hope you have a GREAT weekend away!
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I did it for a NIGHT when dd was about 27months we went away for our anniversary also for a Race!! I Was terribly worried about it but it went just fine. I did take a pump DEF you'll need one of those at least for once or twice during the day. You may have to offer the breast to her when you get back but don'tworry about it. I'm sure it'll all work out great!!
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I did it for a NIGHT when dd was about 27months we went away for our anniversary also for a Race!! I Was terribly worried about it but it went just fine. I did take a pump DEF you'll need one of those at least for once or twice during the day. You may have to offer the breast to her when you get back but don'tworry about it. I'm sure it'll all work out great!!
That is so great to hear. I was sure there was an extended bf'ing mom out there who was able to go right back to nursing. I am getting more and more worried about it as the days go by. With my son, he weaned at around a year by himself (I suspect now that it was just a nursing strike, but I was very uninformed back then) and there was never any stress. My dd and I have such an emotional bond, unlike with my son it was more about nutrition. I don't know if that makes any sense. I just keep getting this sick feeling in my stomach thinking that in 4 short days nursing could be over. But on the other hand my husband and I need some time to ourselves, especially since the kids go everywhere with us, even on "date night"!
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