I went back to work one month ago when DS was four months old. DH stays home while I am at work. I come home at lunch to feed him myself and leave bottles for him while I am gone.
After one month DS still screams the whole time I am gone. DH spends the whole time carrying him around the house on his shoulder to keep him quiet. He generally refuses to eat out of the bottle while I am gone but will accept it from me when I get home. He will actually accept it from DH once I get home too. It seems he just wants me there. Spoilt milk from a refused bottle has often been thrown down the sink. How can I get him to accept bottles from his dad?
Also, I can't imagine how DS is getting enough to eat. He has enough wet nappies and generally poos 3 times a days. He sleeps 9-10 hours straight at night. He has reduced his nursing sessions to 3-4 per day in the last two weeks. How much milk can he get in a single nursing session?? On a given work day he typically drinks about 10-12oz from bottles. Usually 2 bottles of 5-7oz. He has no interest in drinking smaller bottles and gradually we have had to increase the amount to the large ones we now give him (we started out with 3oz bottles). Can he make up the additional amount he requires with 3 nursing sessions?
I will be starting a new job soon and will be away for 10 hours per day. I can't have him at home screaming that entire time and DH calling me to come home (which happens regularly now) will not be an option. Any advice would be helpful!