I am in rather desperate need of advice about my almost 2yo. This kid loves to nurse, and though he eats three meals and snacks like a champ, he never turns down an opportunity to nurse. He can make it most of the day without nursing if the opportunity doesn't present itself; i.e. if we are out and about or if I manage not to sit down in the same room as him. He also sleeps with us and nurses pretty consistently through the night.
I have a three day, two night camping trip coming up at the end of May for school, and while I am technically allowed to bring the kids, I can't see actually learning anything if I am chasing a toddler around the whole time. So...do I wean him? I don't exactly want to wean...nursing him is pretty easy and I see the benefits (though I wouldn't mind night weaning!). However, I get plugged ducts really frequently, like if I miss a few feedings, or, well, still not sure all the causes. I have probably had at least one a week for the last month or two.
So, I think if i skipped three days of nursing, I'd end up paying for it. But I don't have a pump and while I have no problem hand expressing, I'm not sure how I would manage while out in the woods with classmates. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!!