Re: Am I crazy to even consider this?
Maybe you could just buy a small one and bring it with you?
No advice, but could you talk to the cruise ship folks about a freezer for your cabin? That way you could freeze the milk you pump and not have to dump it.
A week is a long time for a baby to be exclusively on bottles, and it really could cause weaning. There's no guarantee either way- but definitely something to think about while you make your decision. Could you possibly bring your baby with you on the cruise, and turn it into a family vacation?
I know other people who have left their babies and had a great time. However, I think you should consider the fact that this may cause her to wean. It might be very difficult to get her back to the breast after an entire week on bottles. Is there any way you can postpone the trip until after you wean?
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