Hey all! I'll be going back to work when my baby turns about 5 months old. So I'll need to start pumping, and I read that a baby should be introduced to a bottle after 4 weeks of age but before 6 weeks, and my son is now 4 weeks old. I'd also like to start pumping now just to have some in the freezer in case anything comes up and someone else has to feed him.
So what I want to do is have Dad give him a bottle here and there so he gets used to it, but it definitely won't be a regular thing yet. How often should I do this, bearing in mind that he will rarely need a bottle for the next few months?
Also, everything I've read says that giving a bottle in place of a regular feeding can effect my milk supply since my baby wouldn't be nursing for that feeding. So how do you introduce a bottle without it negatively affecting your milk supply?