Let me just start off by saying that you all inspire me. Everytime I feel like giving up on breastfeeding, I come to this forum and immediately feel better.
I was hoping you can give me some advice now. I have been bf for 5 months. On February 10th, my husband and I are planning a one week vacation to Miami from Boston (we are fortunate enough to have my mom watch the baby). I was reluctant to go on this trip and be separated from the baby but it was a birthday present from my husband and he is so excited about it. Anyway, now I don't know what to do about my BM.
1.) Should I give him formula for one week but take my pump to Miami and continue pumping and then bring the milk I pump home? Will it destroy my milk supply? I also have about 10 milk bags stored up in the freezer (about 3.5oz each). Maybe I should give him at least one bottle a day with the formula?!
2.) Should I ship the milk I pump? I have no idea how to do this. I only have 1 storage medela bag right now. Do I have to buy many of them? Can I use plastic bags to place in the storage bag to save space (otherwise only 4 bottles fit into that bag)? Has anyone tried shipping milk for one week?
I want to continue bf definitely when I get back, but I don't know what is the best option for me. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!