I'm leaving my two year old with dh for a weekend. I've never spent a night away from her -- I think the longest we've been separated is maybe 6 hours. She still nurses regularly day and night. So my question is, what do you think the best way to prepare her for it is, breastfeeding wise?
Should I get her used to fewer nursings and hardly nurse her at all before leaving so she's used to going without before I'm not available?
Should I spend those few days before leaving just kicking back and giving her all the nursies she wants in order to reduce any possible stress buildup before leaving?
Or is there something in between? Anyone have an experience that worked well? Or any disasters or warnings for me? Or for Dh?
Extra info: Begining a week ago, I am no longer nursing her to sleep at night (the first time she goes down anyway- she wakes a couple times during the night and nurses then) but nursing is a pretty important part of her bedtime routine; the last thing I do before laying her down.. and I honestly don't know how to put her to sleep for a good solid nap any other way, though two of her occasional sitters have been very successful with backrubs or whatever. She likes to nurse to wake up, but dh deals well with her waking and other than that she can usually be put off very easily when well fed and rested.
Thanks in advance!