Leave a 4 month baby for almost 3 days?
I have a 2 night holiday booked and by the time it comes around baby will be almost 4 months. I will also be breastfeeding. She will be staying with the father and grandma. I will miss her so so much but I need a break and some time to feel human. Am I wrong to do this??
- GBLv 510 months ago
You will have to get your baby used to a bottle before-hand, either with expressed breast milk, or formula. While away, you will need to pump milk a few times a day, to keep your supply going. This milk should be dumped if freezing it to take home is not practical. But be prepared for your baby to not want to nurse when you return home. It might happen.
- LindaLv 610 months ago
STAY HOME WITH YOUR BABY!!!!!
- TheBellJarLv 710 months ago
I could not have done that. I wouldn't be able to bear it. You may think you can do it and find out you can't.
- 11 months ago
the baby wil probably die beinhg away from you from the first time and breastfeedinf from his grandma
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- LoganLv 511 months ago
There's a reason 'it takes a village' is a saying about raising kids. Communities used to raise children together and thus the burden on the mother was less. Everyone needs a break every now and then and you've probably spent the last 4 months in constant contact with the baby at all hours of the day and night. You've earned a break.
- Sweet peaLv 611 months ago
That is fine. Enjoy!!
- Anonymous11 months ago
She will be fine. You can pump and freeze. If you haven't been using bottles, you might want to get baby used to that before you go.
The baby has two parents and will be A-OK if one of you is absent for a couple days.
- Suzy QLv 711 months ago
Not everybody is comfortable doing that, but that doesn't mean it's wrong.
Our oldest was just the same age when we left him at my parents while we had a weekend break. Also almost 3 days. I've never regretted it. We needed that time to reconnect.
Just one caveat: I was unable to breastfeed, so I didn't need to get my baby used to bottles, leave a supply of breast milk and pump during the weekend to keep my supply up. Those things need a bit of planning since you're breastfeeding.
- MarkLv 711 months ago
No, she will be fine. I thought you were going to ask an outlandish question like "can a leave 4 month old baby by herself in an empty house? (You'd be surprised at how many people think it is "funny" to ask such questions.)
- Dan82828384Lv 511 months ago
Nope I think she will be fine, sometimes people need a break its just four days and the baby is with two hopefully trustful people who will tale care of him/her.