Re: pumping for a week while away and then ?
Tough call momma. I think that if you make the plans and know way in advance you can prepare yourself for the trip. However, there isn't really any guarantee that she will be nursing a lot less at that age. If she was still very attached and needing to nurse a lot, you might stress so much during your relaxing vacation it could backfire.
Is is possible to push the vaca back to when she's closer to 18 months, or maybe don't go for as long? Even a weekend away is nice!!
Whatever you decide, you know this is the place to come for support when the time comes. Hopefully other mommas who have been apart from their LO's for a week will chime in.
I just left my over 2 year old alone for the first time over the summer for a weekend. It was much needed, but I don't think I could do a week away from him even at his age.