My husband and I are going on an anniversary trip for 8 days. My son will be 15 months at that time. Right now he nurses 3 times/24 hours. I was thinking about going down to 2 in sept. 1 in october to get him ready and introduce cow's milk/soy milk/almond milk in the mean time. I don't think he will have trouble sleeping while we are gone because he sucks his thumb and he usually sleeps 12 hours a night.
Can I pump as I drop a feeding to have some breast milk to give him while we are gone. I don't want to pump while we are gone unless I have engorgement issues.
I wouldn't mind picking up two feedings again when I come back, but I don't know if he will want to so I want to prepare him gradually. I am a first time mom, advice would be lovely!