Jemma and I are getting ready for my transition back to work next month (sad face). With this comes some bottle drama. We introduced a bottle to her around 5 weeks and she seemed to do fine. Since I know she can take one, I stopped consistently giving her one. Bad idea. Now she fights it like crazy and it seems we are back at square 1, or square -10. Last night it took Dominic an hour to get her to drink 1.5 ounces. Yep, it’s a battle.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want her to love the bottle since we’ll still be breastfeeding during my lunch break, evenings and weekends. I just want her to tolerate it so her amazing nanny doesn’t have to dread meal time.
I asked the Andaluz chat group for recommendations on what to do and one gal recommended trying the Adiri bottle. So, even though the cheapest I could find it was $10 (eBay), we ordered one and it is expected to arrive this Friday or Saturday. I’m hoping that its breast-like features do the trick. We’ll see …
Any ideas from other return-to-work mamas on how we can make this transition easier?
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