Looking for some advice. DD is 14mos old and nurses to bed, 2x's during the night, and sometimes upon waking in the a.m. We nurse on demand on the weekends. She's a daycare during the week. I have pump weaned so she gets cow's milk and water at DCP along with plenty of solids. So, here's my situation. I am going away to a conference the first week of December and I'll be gone Wed-Sat. My freezer stash is getting low (I was still sending one bottle of BM to daycare after I pump weaned) and there's not enough stash to supply all the bottles she's need to keep her BM consumption at its current level while I'm away.
So, should I:
a) start pumping again to build up a stash (I'm estimating to need an add't 8
b) start night weaning so that she only needs enough for bedtime, morning,
and naptime on that Saturday (I estimate to be 8 4oz bottles)
She'll be 16mos old when I'm away. And I have well over a month to either night wean or build the stash back up. Just not sure that I want to start pumping again (although I know I'll have to bring it with me while I'm away). I'm happy being pump free. And I wouldn't mind her being night weaned. I think this would be easier on DH too. But, I'm conflicted because I want to do what's best for her.
Oh, and OT, but I'm wondering how often I should pump while away? Just to comfort? On a set schedule?