Personally I have seen clients through 2 pregnancies and nursings. Since my children were always able to stay with their daddy while I was gone I had no guilt in leaving them. In our family my husband has just as strong of a bond to our children as I have, and so leaving the kids is a non-issue for either of us as long as they are with the other parent. I equate me leaving and going to work as no different then him leaving and going to work. Our children are secure in whatever parent they are with.
Now that being said - if you don't have that type of situation then yes I would wait until after your child is done nursing because the reality of the situation is that you could be stuck at a birth that goes beyond 24 hours - how will your child fare in that situation? My only hang up with being away is that I hate pumping :)
Originally Posted by Xantho
So those of you with little ones... still nursing.. how do you see clients through labor? DS is 22 months, never have been away from him.
DS is exclusively breastfed and never had a bottle. I pumped once and that was it for me. Best to wait until he is done nursing? Think I have answered my own question in writing here but curious to hear thoughts.