Traci - posted on 06/16/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hello. My son is 10 months old and I have only been away from him for 3 or 4 hours at a time. In a little over a week, my husband and I will be leaving him with my parents for the weekend. We've slowly started the weaning process two months ago onto formula, so I know he'll take a bottle of formula. He still breastfeeds about 4 times a day though, especially when falling asleep for naps or for the night (but sleeps throughout the night as well). I haven't pumped in four months or so (when he was exclusively breastfed, he ate so much I could rarely pump anyway), so I know I won't be able to pump enough for him to have for the whole weekend. Is it a good idea to leave him the whole weekend when he is still breastfeeding? Is it a good for him to be exclusively on formula and solids for the whole weekend? When I come back, will he be totally weaned from breast milk?