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    Default Leaving 2 yo For a Week

    At the end of April I will be leaving my lo to go to Vegas for a week. I am being sent there for training by my employer. Even though it will be extremely hard to leave Caitlyn, I just couldn't turn down the training. Of course the fact that it's in Vegas didn't hurt either

    Caitlyn will turn 2 on April 22 (I can't believe she will be2 already, wow the time has flown by) and I leave on April 26th and will be gone 4 nights/5 days. This will be the first time I have left her over night since she was born. I have to admit I am more than a little stressed about it.

    Caitlyn is still nursing, but I was hoping to wean her soon. I was wondering if this would be a good opportunity to go ahead and just wean her? Since I will be gone anyway and doesn't seem to miss nursing when I am not there.

    I am at work all day, so she only nurses right now when I get home from work and when she goes to sleep (sometimes during the night when she wakes up as well). So, she isn't really nursing all that much at this point.

    My hubby thinks I should have her weaned before I leave. He thinks it will be too stressful for her to have me gone and not being able to nurse. I think it would be easier, since I am not going to be there anyway and she only wants to nurse if I am there with her.

    What do you guys think? I would love to hear your opinions.
    Carol
    Proud mom to,
    Cassi 5/17/85
    Carlie 3/16/96

    The Twinzillas
    Camryn 8/17/06
    Carson 8/17/06
    & their Shadow
    Caitlyn 4/22/07

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    Default Re: Leaving 2 yo For a Week

    I think other moms have nursed before and after trips with no problem instead of forcing the weaning to happen
    http://forums.llli.org/showthread.php?t=63676
    http://forums.llli.org/showthread.php?t=63385
    http://forums.llli.org/showthread.php?t=66957


    ETA: this one too http://forums.llli.org/showthread.php?t=63777
    Last edited by @llli*lidarln; March 31st, 2009 at 10:50 AM.
    Autumn
    Moma to *Silas* 10-30-07

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    Default Re: Leaving 2 yo For a Week

    Thank you both I am relieved to know that we don't "have" to wean just because I am going to be gone. A part of me feels ready to wean, but every time I even think about it, the tears start. I have to admit, I really don't think she is ready either

    I have been feeling a lot of pressure from everyone around me to wean her, which is why I was thinking about weaning her soon. I need to just ignore them and continue nursing if that is what she needs (and I really do think she is far from ready to wean at this time).
    It's so hard sometimes though when it is starting to become an issue more often than not.

    If she decides she wants to nurse when I get home from my trip I am going to let her.
    Carol
    Proud mom to,
    Cassi 5/17/85
    Carlie 3/16/96

    The Twinzillas
    Camryn 8/17/06
    Carson 8/17/06
    & their Shadow
    Caitlyn 4/22/07

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