Hello ladies, it's been awhile since I have posted on this site at all. My son is 2.5 and I used to post a lot when he was younger. I nursed him until a few months ago and now I am 31 weeks pregnant with my second child. As soon as two months after she is born my dh will be working on rotation (3 weeks away at work and 2 weeks home) and he will need a ride to the airport every time he comes home and then when he goes back to work. So once every three weeks and then again two weeks later. The airport is a good 2 hour drive away and this will be Canadian winter so probably longer for the first couple of months.
My concern is: I am probably going to be the one driving him to the airport and I have no problem with my parents watching my son but I am worried about what I will do with my new daughter. I can pump and leave her with my parents as well but I am uneasy about leaving her up to 6 hours without me when she is so young. I pretty much never left my son until he was a year old (and even then it has only been for 1 night once and 3 nights another time) as we have been living far away from family. Do you think this will disrupt our breastfeeding relationship? I could also take her with me and stop to nurse. Does that sound like a better idea? The thing about that is that I have major anxiety about my kids in cars and on any type of highway, especially one of the busiest in North America.
I know this is a long way away but I am worrying about it now so might as well ask!