Logically, I suppose I know I am going to be okay in the situation I am going to propose, but I think I still need been there, done that mamas to back me up!
I have a funeral service to attend/perform for this Friday. Before baby arrived, I used to sing with our local professional choir, and our group's director passed away. There is a large memorial service planned, the choir is slated to sing for this event, and I really want to participate. The issue is, I have to be on stage for this event 90 minutes before the service begins, and then stay on stage throughout the service. I am guessing the event will likely take a few hours.
I have never, ever gone longer than 3 hours without pumping or nursing. I suspect I have a fairly low storage capacity, because I need to pump frequently and baby has ALWAYS nursed even more frequently than I pump at work (which is every two hours). I guess I am just really freaked out by the idea of potentially having to go 5-6 hours without a milk removal.
Baby is 9.5 months old. She will be home with my mom as if it were a normal work day, and I have extra milk to cover not being able to pump enough on Friday. I am more worried about me being uncomfortable on stage, or mostly that I'm telling my body I don't need that milk--which I really, really do!