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Thread: Take the pump to Vegas?!

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    Default Take the pump to Vegas?!

    Hey ladies, DH and I will be taking a long weekend to Vegas (sans kids ) in November... DS will have just turned 2 YO... currently, he is still nursing 2x per day M-F, and usually 3-4x per day Sat/Sun. I will arrive in Vegas on Thursday and then home on Sunday (provided all flights go on time, etc.) So I guess I need to bust out the pump and maybe pump 2x per day while I'm there? I anticipate that he will resume nursing when I get home... and I'm pretty sure I will NOT be able force myself to dump out what little milk I will pump, and will have to bring home the 2.5 ounces I pump over 4 days. Or do you think I would be ok to not pump for that weekend?

    ETA: And I am also sooo worried that he will wean during that time! I am SO not ready for him to wean. But I guess if he does, then we had a good 2 year run?
    IRL all my friends call me Buff, Wife to CB since 10/11/2003

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    My journey nursing MJ started HERE, but we got through it and she breastfed 19.5 months, self-weaned on 5/17/09


    Mom to my current nursling, DS - "ME" born 10/2009 @ 10lbs 1oz, 22.25" He's 4 years old! And yup, he's still nursing.

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    Default Re: Take the pump to Vegas?!

    If it were me, I'd bring it. You may or may nto need it, but it's better to be safe than sorry!!
    When I went to TX and DS2 was 19 months, I didn't think I needed it since he nursed like once a day and once a night, but after about 36 hours I was miserable!!! Luckily my moms neighbor in TX had a hand pump she didn't need and that was a huge relief.
    Bennett didn't wean then, but he did when I went to Disney 2 months later. I was kind of sad, kind of happy, but I felt like I forced it on him Whatever happens, follow his lead, he might pick it back up when you get back!! It will be a good way to reconnect!
    Have fun!!!!!!!!!!


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    Default Re: Take the pump to Vegas?!

    i would bring it because nothing ruins a weekend alone more than the creepy full feeling a needing to pump.
    Mommy to Maxwell 10-9-07 weaned with love (a party and a remote control monster truck) on his 4th birthday
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    Default Re: Take the pump to Vegas?!

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*Jenna562 View Post
    i would bring it because nothing ruins a weekend alone more than the creepy full feeling a needing to pump.
    Good point! Well, looks like the old pump will be making the trip to Vegas with me. I am making a mental note to be sure everything is in working order before I go!
    IRL all my friends call me Buff, Wife to CB since 10/11/2003

    Mom to DD - "MJ" born 9/2007 @ 8lbs 10oz, 21.5" She's 6 years old!
    My journey nursing MJ started HERE, but we got through it and she breastfed 19.5 months, self-weaned on 5/17/09


    Mom to my current nursling, DS - "ME" born 10/2009 @ 10lbs 1oz, 22.25" He's 4 years old! And yup, he's still nursing.

    Ask me about my successful VBAC! Click here for my birth story.



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    Default Re: Take the pump to Vegas?!

    Definitely bring it. You probably won't need it, but you'll have it just in case. I just had to jump on and tell you that your thread title made me think of Austin Powers.
    Teal

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    Default Re: Take the pump to Vegas?!

    Take the pump.I recently had removed wisdom teeth and thought I should fine without nursing at night but I had to pump in the early morning.

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    Mangai

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    Default Re: Take the pump to Vegas?!

    Well you all might be interested to know that the pump made the trip to Vegas with me... I think I pumped about 4 times over 4 days while I was there, but honestly I don't think I needed to... my boobs never really felt full? Want to know how much milk I pumped TOTAL over 4 pumping sessions? 1 ounce. That's right, only 1 ounce total over 4 pumping sessions. But you know what? I am so against throwing away ANY breast milk at all that I totally saved that 1 ounce, kept it in the frig, kept it cold with a freezie pack and carried it on the plane with me, brought it home to Ohio, and promptly gave it to Mason in a cup upon returning home. And he drank it right up.

    And you will also be happy to know that he picked right back up nursing as if I had never left. I am SO happy he wants to continue nursing!!
    IRL all my friends call me Buff, Wife to CB since 10/11/2003

    Mom to DD - "MJ" born 9/2007 @ 8lbs 10oz, 21.5" She's 6 years old!
    My journey nursing MJ started HERE, but we got through it and she breastfed 19.5 months, self-weaned on 5/17/09


    Mom to my current nursling, DS - "ME" born 10/2009 @ 10lbs 1oz, 22.25" He's 4 years old! And yup, he's still nursing.

    Ask me about my successful VBAC! Click here for my birth story.



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    Default Re: Take the pump to Vegas?!

    Woohoo! And I'm glad nursing was uninterrupted
    Mommy to Maxwell 10-9-07 weaned with love (a party and a remote control monster truck) on his 4th birthday
    My Boy 3-16-10
    And my sweet pea Sam 2-12-11

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    Default Re: Take the pump to Vegas?!

    aww, that's sweet I wish I would have pushed to nurse Bennett after our trip to FL, I miss it so much! Hope the trip was fun!!


    I'm Heather, SAHM to Cooper , born 1/2007
    and Bennett, our precious NICU grad born 8/2009
    and wife to Bill since 10/2003!
    We're young, but we know we can do it!
    Life with the Stevens-blog

    I'm an Ergo Baby Carrier affiliate!

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    Default Re: Take the pump to Vegas?!

    Makes you wonder how much the kids get at this age Glad to hear you had a good time and it was no problem in your nursing relationship!
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
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