THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
what good advice, thank you
last night i asked the doula who teaches my hypnobirthing class and she said what so many of you have said: as long as you are breastfeeding, the baby will have all of your immunity to stuff. she said no problem.
and since we DON'T want to vax (and then, selectively) until way later in life (DH wasn't til he was a year old, this is our goal) ... not that it would do much good at two months old anyway (i have since learned...)
so doing it to take a trip seems silly.
BUT BUT BUT
THE CONS OF GOING:
UNO: i agree with the few of you who said the GERM/YUK factor is a biggie. those stories about ear infections and diareeah were not even things i had thought of. and since this is (obviously, from my questions) our first baby .... yeah, we're gonna be big freaks about stuff and probably much more overprotective than we would with a second or third kid .... so maybe our OWN discomfort with the whole thing makes this trip JUST NOT WORTH IT.
DOS: i am expected to be a bridesmaid!? having never breastfed a baby ... what if the baby needs to eat and i am standing up there for 30 minutes in some awful dress ... how long could i make the baby wait to eat? i don't know much about breastfeeding but that sounds like a nightmare in the works. gaah.
TRES: dh is very supportive and would be wearing the baby while i was occupied with the wedding junk. but of course, great as he is, dh can't breastfeed. and i don't know if i will have introduced a bottle that young...and messing with a pump?! i wasn't counting on that either, until i had to, for work.
Um, (hee hee) FOUR: babies that young get sick anyway, and flying with a sick baby would not be happening......so i am not the ideal bridesmaid no matter what, if i have to pull out at the last minute, right?!
ay caramba. i guess i need to call my poor friend.
you all are better than dear abby