Originally Posted by jodie84
I'd be leaving him with his father so it's not quite abandonment. He's fine about DP putting him to sleep too.
You are his primary food source. Also I assumed his primary caregiver, and that you have some fear about how he will do without you, since you posted the question. With a baby that young, especially a nursing one, I wouldn't do it.
My personal opinion is that father does not anywhere near = mother at that young age, except perhaps in rare circumstances and where the mother is not nursing. But IME leaving a young baby with the father doesn't make it okay that the mother is gone. It would be easier with our current conception of how family should be structured if that were the case, but IMO it is not. So... I would not leave my 6 month old for the weekend. I might really want to, I might be disappointed or even resentful that I could not, but I wouldn't do it.