So, I have the opportunity to go to a great conference in Chicago in early May. It would be best for my career to go, but I don't HAVE to. I would be away from DD from Wednesday afternoon to late Friday night. I plan on still breastfeeding at that time. I am concerned about going for 2 reasons:
1. BF. DD already gets mad with my slow let down after she's had a lot of bottles in a row. I'm afraid that she would reject me when I got back. (Plus, pumping and storing would be a PITA.)
2. I would miss her!! DH is so good with her - BUT - He's not mama. When she gets fussy, she wants me. The few times that I have left them at home alone for more than an hour, I have either gotten a phone call asking me to come home because she's freaking out, or come home to find her crying. He was holding her and trying to soothe her, but she wouldn't stop until I got there. In the evenings at day care, she sometimes gets really fussy when I'm late, or even as pick up time is approaching. She also cluster feeds in the evenings, nurses to sleep, and nurses for comfort if she wakes up (which is rare - she mostly STTN.) Daddy lacks the equipment to do those things. . .
Sooooo. . . should I go? WWYD?