I'm currently only in my first trimester, but had a question for the more experienced vets.
I'm the MOH in a wedding 16 days after my due date and trying like hell to figure this all out. My mom offered to watch the baby for a weekend, while I travel from FL to NJ for the wedding, but I'm unsure if this is even feasible. Is it possible to pump enough milk to last an entire weekend that soon after giving birth? And if not, is it okay to supplement with formula for that weekend or will that create some sort of future issue?
The other option is that my mother-in-law offered to fly to NJ with us and care for the baby while we're at the wedding. While that means I'd only have to pump for a day, rather than the whole weekend, I'm unsure if it's safe for a 1 or 2 week old to fly on a plane and I can't even imagine the logistics involved in making such a trip work.
I'm struggling with the nuances involved with these different options, as this is my first pregnancy and I'm completely naïve to caring for a newborn. As such, any advice/insight you could offer would be much appreciated.
Thank you so much in advance!
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