My little one is 16 months and still breastfeeds. Sometimes, she goes a few hours without breast milk and is fine eating other foods (she eats pretty much anything now). We have tried giving her whole milk too, but she isn't really interested in that much. She also doesn't drink my frozen milk or pumped milk much anymore. She just doesn't seem interested unless it's fresh from the breast.
Anyway, tomorrow I have the opportunity to have a girls' day with some of my closest friends, which will last all day, from probably around 1pm to sometime around 10pm, give or take. My mom offered to watch my LO for me, since I have not had such an opportunity since my LO was born.
I'm worried though, of course. I know she will be fine without my milk for that amount of time, (since she can receive other forms of food now) and that I will be able to nurse her when I get back. I just wonder how well I will do without being able to pump all that time. The thing is, I forgot my hand-pump at home, and I'm about 2 hours away from home now. We are headed out tomorrow, and I won't have time to go get the pump before then.
A friend of mine is going on the trip with us, and she is breastfeeding too, but she has her pump, and will pump on our trip. It's not that I wouldn't mind pumping. I just won't have a pump handy. Sorry I'm being so wordy. My question is, what would you all do? I could express my milk by hand I suppose, although it's harder and messier than using a pump. I just want to relieve the pressure that may build up when I'm not able to feed her for several hours. I've gone 5 hours before and it's been okay, but not usually more than that, and I'm worried I'll be miserable.