I just found these forums recently and have enjoyed reading them and learning. I have a question about introducing a bottle vs. pacifier. My son is 3 weeks old and has done phenomenal with nursing. At his pedi visit today he was 2 1/2 pounds above his birth weight.
I have to attend a two day workshop in a week and a half and my son will need to be taking a bottle by then so that his grandma can feed him while I am gone.
I would like to introduce a pacifier soon as my son likes to suck (preferably his thumb) and that is a habit I would like to prevent if I can because I remember the torture I went through when my parents tried to break me from sucking my thumb.
Since I need him to take a bottle I know I need to start introducing him to it soon. How do I start introducing the bottle? At what point can I introduce a pacifier after starting a bottle?
Thanks for your help