February 2013 Moms

All-day trip and w/o baby...what should I do about milk?

This Tuesday I'm training for a summer program and will be away from my baby from 5:30 a.m. until about 8:30 p.m. at the latest. I'm soooooooo dreading not being able to feed! I don't know how breaks will present themelves but plan on trying to pump every 3 hours or so. I'm going to bring my electric and manual pump. I've been praying about this day that everything goes well for me and baby (but especially me!). I don't worry about my LO so much since he'll be with my DH and will be getting pumped milk and formula. I should be home just in time to spend an hour with him and them put him to bed.

My DH thinks that my milk will pretty much have to be thrown away (ahhhh!!) since it's really hard to keep it chilled and impossible to have it frozen. My plan is to freeze three ice packs, put them into my insulated lunch bag and stash the milk bags in there. I think milk can last for 10 hours at room temp. and these bags will be chilled for a good while.

What do you think? Will I be able to save all that precious milk?! I think I'd honestly cry if I had to throw them away after pumping.

I'm going to HAVE to pump or risk leaking all over with the hardest boobs ever.

PLUS, my supply (which I've worked through tears and stress to increase!) might severely dip if I can't get to pump every 2-3 hours. That another thing I'm really praying about.

Thanks!!!

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