Re: weaning question
I would go with option 2. I would want to maintain the nursing relationship as long as possible and I wouldn't want to combine the shock of a long separation from his parents with weaning.
You will probably want to bring a pump or at least hand express to keep from getting engorged and risking plugged ducts or mastitis.
Many mothers lose their milk supply when they are pregnant, so it's possible he may begin to wean himself over the next few months.
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