Re: going away for night away from baby and pumping
Has baby taken a bottle recently? If not, you want to try now. You don't want to get a frantic call from dad, saying "Help! You need to come home from your hen night! He won't take the bottle!"
Any chance dad and baby could accompany you to the hotel? That way you could nurse the baby instead of pumping, if that was something you wanted to do. You could dance, dance, dance, popping out to nurse instead of to pump. Sometimes that's more convenient.
Breastfeeding does get easier with time. So much easier! And please don't be concerned that nursing is "making" your baby shy or clingy or whatever. There are outgoing breastfed kids and clingy formula-fed kids- their innate personalities are at work from day one!
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"