Nervous about bottles
I think I just need some reassurance...
I've been EBFing our 7 week old son and it's going great. I used to think that people who told me that BFing your child develops a really special bond were sipping the hippie milk, but it's totally true, I really love it.
Tomorrow my husband and I are going to try feeding him some of my expressed milk from a bottle in order to introduce a bottle to him so he's ready for that when I go back to work in a few months, and in case we want my MIL to watch him.
I thought I'd look forward to being able to be a little independent from my LO by expressing and having bottles for people like my husband and my MIL, but to my surprise I'm totally NOT looking forward to having someone else feed him, and I'm kind of jealous of the idea. I'm also worried that he'll like the bottle more and will reject breastfeeding.
How likely is that? I'm sure I'm worrying over nothing, we have the special slow flow nipples from Medela for 0-4 month olds so I think they're designed to mimic the real thing as much as possible.
Am I being silly in worrying that the introduction of a bottle -- something we don't plan to do much of until he's in daycare in a few months -- will impact his attachment to BFing? I figure of all the people in the world who'd understand this, it'd be you ladies on this forum!
First-time mom to Markus, August 17, 2011.