Re: Traveling away from 7 week old!! Need Advice!!
fresh is better than frozen, but not so much bettre that you need to stress about it. freeze whatever you get between now and, say, 5 days before you go. then leave the new stuff fresh, have your mom use that first then frozen, and if she doesn;t use it all, you;ve started a freezer stash!
something to think about: for lots of moms it's REALLy hard to be away from such a little baby overnight. are you sure you will even enjoy your time away rather than be "nerve wracked" the whole time? it will likely be hard on your baby and your mom too. which is not to say don't do it, if it's important to you or your husband. just worth thinking about whether an alternate kind of getaway (one where your baby is with you at night, but not during the day? or one when your baby is older and more independent?) might be better overall.
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