Yesterday, 11:24 PM
So baby will not need a bottle until 6 months, and then only part time? I would suggest, do not make you and your baby miserable about bottles in that case. Because:
a baby over about 4 months can often be successfully fed with a sippy cup rather than a bottle.
With some practice, an open cup might work.
If you plan to introduce solids at 6 months, and baby takes to them, your caregiver could feed baby any of her daily solids, lessening the amount of breastmilk baby needs while in her care, possibly.
Depending on when and how long you work each day and your baby's nursing routine at that point, not much milk may be needed by baby while you are at work. A 6 month old can go longer without milk than a 3 month old, usually.
BTW a study found that most babies either take a bottle easily or take one after some struggle, and how baby responds to bottles is not dependent on when the bottle is introduced. A small minority refuse bottles entirely, and again it matters little when the bottle was introduced.
If you want to keep trying, I would suggest start with an empty bottle, and just play with it around baby. Maybe have one for you, one for baby, and suck on yours, etc. No pressure. No expectations, just, playing. Once baby is comfortable with the idea of a bottle and nipple around her face, move to seeing if baby will take the bottle nipple in her mouth when it is offered.
If baby puts or allows the nipple to go into her mouth, be approving. If baby refuses, be...