I think the next time I have a baby, I'm not ever starting bottles!! I know that since I am gone from him at times I have to, but in my opinion they are more trouble for the people watching my son!! (I don't really work so I'm usually only apart for 3 hours max.)
I have talked about this in other threads, but my son will always drink down a bottle like there's no tomorrow, no matter how much there is in there. Leading most of the sitters (MIL, my mom, church nursery workers) to believe that he is STARVING! If they come get me or when I return, I am told he is starving and I need to feed him. Which always makes me feel like a terrible mother for not leaving enough! But as soon as I nurse him, he sucks for a few seconds and either falls asleep or looks up at me and smiles. So no matter how much I tell the sitters that he isn't really hungry but wants to nurse for comfort, they don't seem to get it. Except my mom, who now understands.
So that brings me to my point. Since he is almost 6 months now and goes up to 3 hours during the day without eating, should I just stop giving them bottles if I will be gone for just an hour or so? I was leaving bottles no matter how short of a time I was going to be gone "just in case", but any time he got upset they would feed him, only making him more upset because he wants to comfort nurse. My husband thinks that isn't a good idea, but I think the bottles makes it worse.
What do you guys think?