Re: Working moms
My son was supplemented with bottle for the first couple weeks of life due to super sleepiness from jaundice. Once he was more awake we put the bottles away for a couple of months then reintroduced them once a day for a week or two before he started daycare, at 12 weeks.
How many bottles your LO takes is dependent on how he likes to eat. My son likes to eat a lot at once (I tried to get him to snack because he spit up all the time after nursing, but he just wanted to eat and eat and eat) so we used to send him with 4.5 - 5 oz per bottle and he would eat 3 bottles over a 9-10 hour stay at daycare. Daycare will probably have to throw out any leftover heated milk, if LO doesn't finish the bottle, so start with many small bottles and ask for them to report back as to how much LO ate at once. Less waste of that precious milk.
If LO doesn't like the bottle at first then try another kind. My son hated the medela nipples but loves the evenflo nipples. We also use some breastflow bottles, which are supposed to be more like breastfeeding, so he occasionally has to work for his milk, like he does with me.
ETA: I re-read your post and see your husband is watching the baby, so no worries about throwing the heated milk away. He can put the bottle back in the fridge for next time, if you are comfortable with that.
Last edited by @llli*sassypants; November 15th, 2011 at 08:42 AM.
My little man was born 12/17/2010.
Baby girl was born 4/30/2014.