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Thread: Leaving 7.5 month-old for 5 days?

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    Default Leaving 7.5 month-old for 5 days?

    I have a work conference to go to in Africa and need to be gone for 5 1/2 days. I think it will be too much disruption to take my baby with me, but I am worried he might stop breastfeeding if I leave him to drink expressed milk from a bottle for 5 days. Does anyone have experience being away from their baby at this age and the effect it had on breastfeeding? Help!

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    Feb 2007

    Default Re: Leaving 7.5 month-old for 5 days?

    I'd try to take him with you at that age if you're going to be gone that long. I'd be more worried about you than him, actually. I was gone just a couple days when LO was 14 months, and it was very difficult to pump effectively enough - I got kind of sick from engorgement. I don't think I could have lasted much longer, and certainly not at an earlier age...

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