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Hi<br><br>
I hope someone will be able to give me some reassurance or helpful tips about this.<br>
I am having to make a trip this coming weekend, leaving Sat morning and returning Sunday lunchtime. I've never been apart from my daughter for more than 2 hours ever, so I am feeling quite nervous about this!<br><br>
My main concern is breastfeeding - she still nurses 4 times a day and we both really enjoy it (she just turned a year old). I'm sure my husband will cope fine with her while I'm gone, but what about my supply? How long before it dries up? Should I take a pump with me? (not that I've ever had much luck getting anything out with a pump).<br><br>
TIA for any help.
 

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At 12 months postpartum, your milk supply is well established and should be able to recover quickly from a separation of that length. Whether you bring a pump or not is up to you, of course; it would probably be better to try to pump while away. However, you could also hand express your milk while in the shower. That's what I usually do when I'm away from my dd. I've had separations of up to 2 nights, without pumping, and have had no noticable drop in my milk supply and dd's nursing resumes immediately without any change.<br><br>
It'll be fine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I agree unless you're someone who's been plagued by low supply this trip shouldn't cause much of a blip in your supply.
 

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You'll be fine. if you feel engorged just hand express some, but otherwise i wouldnt worry about it.
 
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