Re: Back to work and baby refuses bottle!
It's not a mistake to not provide bottles on your maternity leave! I tried but Lilah wouldn't take them either. What kind of bottle are you using? Do you have a slow flow nipple? Also, have you tasted the milk to make sure that it still tastes ok? I had an excess lipase issue that I didn't find out about until Lilah was 11 months old and finally realized why she didn't want to drink them. The milk tasted like vomit!
Does your baby nurse overnight? I calmed myself down by realizing that some babies sleep through the night, so 9 hours without milk at the babysitter was similar. Not great, but similar. Also, one thing that kind of worked for Lilah was putting the bottle in her mouth when she was asleep and basically dream-feeding her with it.
Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months