I'm looking for information/advice here. My husband is taking our daughter on a vacation for a week to visit her grandparents and I can't go. She's 2.5 and still nursing 2-3 times a day. She LOVES nursing and always has (favorite thing in the world). I've gone through the whole spectrum about how I feel about her still nursing, but I've been in a good place about her nursing for quite awhile now and generally love our quiet time together. I've been away from her for 2 nights before and no problems when I returned, but I'm guessing my milk would dry up in a week unless I pumped or something. Is this true? Would expressing a little by hand work? We just moved and I don't have a clue which of 100 boxes the breast pump is in.
The other side of the coin is that we could just use this as a stopping point. I just don't know if that would go over well when she returns, and she's having enough trouble adjusting to myriad major changes in her life (increased child care, new child care, separation from her father who's working in another state right now). And really I'm bummed about potentially being 'forced' to stop nursing when she's at a stage where it's really important to her.
Thanks for reading.