I was not offended, I just wanted to clarify the point because I did not want the suggestions here dismissed out of hand by moms who need to give bottles due to work, school etc. as irrelevant to them, because in general I think they are good suggestions, which of course any given mom could modify as neccesary for her situation. I did not see the responses as you did, that one must avoid bottles entirely. I also think this subject hit a nerve with some of us because it is such a common perception that babies need to be fed bottles in order to bond with family and this may (depending on the situation) cause breastfeeding issues.
Sorry, didn't mean to offend. But there is a tone that babies don't need bottles - and they certainly don't need to be bottle fed for bonding. My DH rarely fed either of my babies bottles and I am at work full time.
But if she wants to know what kind of bottles are good and everyone is saying don't use a bottle - then I think it is a valid question if the ONLY reason she would use them would be for bonding. I know that my recommendation to a new mom regarding bottles would be different if she was going to stay at home or if she was going to go to work. If she was going to stay at home I would say - forget about them entirely. If she's going back to work my response would be different.