I have a well (breast)-fed 11 month old son and have to leave for 5 days to go on a conference. By the time I leave my freezer stash will be down to 42 oz, which will lasts him 2 days or less.
should I send home milk and if so how? fedex overnight? DHL? ups?
or should we start supplementing with cows milk. I REALLY dont want to use formula, it just seems so synthetic to me.
I feel really guilty, because i have been taking it easy with the pumping in the last months. I had such a nice freezer stack, my breasts weren't so full any more, so i pumped only once at work, while he drinks two times while I am gone.
so when I opened the freezer the other day, I suddenly see that it is getting empty. I started pumping more now in panic, two times at work, once at night, and even on the weekends. I know this will probably make me have too much milk when I am separated from him but I did not know what else to do.
I leave for the conference in 13 days, before that I will go on a 6 day trip with my little one, where I won't be pumping.
I would appreciate any advice on what I should do. I also don't want the milk I am pumping at the conference to go to waste. Should I send it home? packd with ice packs? or try to store it somehow till i get home?
I am so glad these forums are open again!