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My son just turned 12 months old last week. He nurses before each nap and bedtime and sometimes 1x at night. He''s a very easy-going, happy baby (always has been). He eats solid food, drinks from a cup. My husband and I (and my baby) are leaving for New Orleans for 2 nights this week. However, I'm considering leaving my baby home with my mom (she's going to be caring for our twin 3 year olds as well and she's willing to watch my baby too). I tried a bottle with him yesterday and he knew how to drink from it (he never took a bottle) so I think he'd drink a bottle before naps and bed. I think he'd miss me but he'd do okay if we left him home friday morning thru sunday afternoon. My concern is whether or not he would nurse when I get home.<br>
Do I take him and disrupt his schedule? I am a photographer and I'm photographing my best friend's wedding in new orleans so he wouldn't be napping or anything like normal. We have 4 planes to catch (2 there, 2 back) and he'll want to be crawling all over the plane. Aside from the nursing issue, he'd probably be happier at home.<br>
But my concern is the breastfeeding. Is it okay to leave him home? Will he nurse when I return? Is this harder on him to leave him home (he LOVES grandma) and give him a bottle when he normally nurses?<br>
Breastmilk is a decent part of his diet, but not the majority like it used to be even a month ago or so.<br>
I'm so torn. The wife in me wants a weekend with my husband, but the mom in me wants to do whatever is best for my baby.<br>
Advice?
 

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I'm sure he will nurse when you get home. Have fun! (You may want to bring a pump along to take care of engorgement issues.)
 
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