Returning to Work: Babe Won't Bottle-feed
Megan is returning to work (anxiety enough), but on top of the normal stresses, her son has been having problems feeding off the bottle. Can you offer any help?
I am hoping that you can help me by either gaining information from other moms about how to handle this issue OR at the very least some comfort that things will work out okay. My 3 mo old son was taking a bottle w/out too much fuss up until about 2 weeks ago. He has now decided he will have nothing to do with a bottle and I have to go back to work in 2 weeks...AHHH!!! I am pumping breast milk and plan to continue to do this while I work, but he still will not take it from me, my husband or anyone else. We have tried Advent and Gerber nipples so far. I would love to hear from other working mamas about how they handled this situation. My pediatrician has assured me that no infant has perished because their mother went back to work and that he will eventually take milk if he is hungry enough, but I am still so anxious about this! Any helpful hints, success stories or reassurance would be very appreciated.