My LC advised me to introduce the bottle when my lo was 1 month so that he wouldn't reject it for when I go back to work at 12 weeks. I followed the guidelines from kellymom but I quickly realized that was too soon as he went through nipple confusion. He is now 8 weeks and nursing like a pro. I am worried about having trouble nursing when he is taking around 4 bottles a day while I am at work.
I have a few questions I would love input on:
-When should I reintroduce the bottle?
-How frequently should I give it to him? or rather how infrequently can I because I really just prefer to nurse
-Any suggestions for ensuring he still latches well during BFing (besides kellymom advice)
I was thinking the day before I go back to work I would do a "trial run" where I pump during the times I'll be able to pump at work, and use my freezer stash to have DH give him his bottles.