I will be going back to work in a week...my DS will be 15 weeks old. He had bottle preference in the first month since I introduced bottles by mistake. As soon as I noticed that it was interfering with breastfeeding, I worked hard to eliminate them. It took us about 7 weeks to go to EBF so that now he does not get any bottles.
I am concerned that reintroducing bottles will cause bottle preference and he will not take the breast again. The IBCLC said that he is older now and should not have a problem coming back to the breast at night, but I am worried. I would like to know if anyone encoutered a change in breastfeeding once returning to work.
I have BreastFlow bottles and Born Free bottles. I would like to use the Born Free since they are so much easier to use than the BreastFlow, but if I see any change in BF patterns I will use the BreastFlow. I will most likely miss 3 feedings of 4oz each.
Does your LO take the breast ok when you come home? Do they prefer the breast or the bottles? Any suggestions on how to continue the BF relationship would help!