My baby is 3 months old and I have not introduce a bottle. I don't need to as I will be home with her and not going to work or anything. Because of this I didn't really think about it much until I had two people mention it - one saying her son and daughter in law had introduced a bottle so that the mother could "go out without worrying about missing a feeding", and the baby is 2 months old. I haven't left the baby with my husband at all, except for once when I went to the dentist and another time for a quick run - both short, and he wore her and she slept. I'm ok with this - I figure it will gradually change, as long as it's not "weird". I kind of thought this was normal...
Another person mentioned how you have to do it early and then when I looked into it I realized we may have missed the boat. I just...was thinking about other things! (we just moved, which was a bit crazy!) And the thing is, I have no particular desire to get her to take a bottle. My husband isn't against it - I think he liked the idea that he could give her a bottle, since at this point she is often very insistent that she wants to be with me and will cry with him, despite his best efforts, and I think he thinks him being able to feed her would help. (but I really feel this is just a stage for her. and that she will soon be delighted to be with him, and play with him, and that it won't be about food!)
I guess what I want to know is if it's "ok" that I haven't introduced a bottle. Also maybe, if you haven't, what you say to people who ask if you have? If you don't need to, is there reason NOT to? Am I just being "old-fashioned"?
Sorry, this is a ramble. If anybody has any insight I'd love to hear it!