Bit of a daft title/question, but my 1 year old baby and I are going on holiday for 2 weeks, staying in a hotel (Europe). He's still BF'd x4 per day so will get most of his nutrition from me. My main concern is that if I take over a suitcase of Ella's Pouches for all his meals he won't get enough good quality food. I can buy fruit and wash that in the room, but sources of protein will be v.low. Problem?? (I'm waiting to hear from the dietician on this as well).
Not entirely sure why you wouldn't just feed them a bit of whatever you're eating? Some babies are weaned entirely on commercial baby food, so I would think two weeks would be just fine, if that's your choice. (Unless he has any special dietary needs not mentioned in your OP)
If you are waiting to hear from a dietician, does this mean you are under the care of them for.another issue regarding your baby? If so, you are correct to seek their opinion...
But if there are no feeding issues, and no health problems, yes your baby would be just fine for 2 weeks on pouches and breastfeeding. Or you could continue to breastfeed, and offer your baby your own food - choosing plainer simple meals like chicken breast, vegetables, potatoes, basic pasta dishes, eggs etc. Also there may be supermarkets nearby where you can choose things for your baby just like you would at home, I'm guessing he doesn't have 3 hot fully cooked meals a day, so just buy him some of the normal things you would buy in a weekly shop?
I think you are hugely over thinking this- I have been there myself on the past so not trying to be critical. I'm sure he will be just fine at this age picking bits off your plate that take his fancy with a couple pouches as back up if you feel the need
Eek, totally understand your concern...dicing with food allergies is bad enough here in the UK without adding a language barrier as well! My LO is EF, DF, SF and we have had numerous "mishaps" just here going out for food when staff have no clue about allergies (despite the new laws), poorly labelled food etc. they hide dairy in so much and I find it hard enough to translate the 30+ 'code names' they give for milk in English! I would definitely take pouches for that period, and maybe can you search online for allergens in the language of the country you are going to so you can buy food in supermarkets?