I am going back to work on Friday so we've been giving LO the bottle over the past few weeks with pretty good success, usually once every other day or so. We actually introduced the bottle pretty early on but I've been mainly feeding at the breast during my Maternity Leave. Sometimes she will drink the whole bottle (3oz) other times just a small amount. She does seem to prefer the breast however given the choice . Lately, in addition to other fussy behaviors such as refusing to sleep in her crib and screaming angrily when hungry, she has refused the bottle. She seems a bit more tired during the day (likely because we're struggling again with night sleep) so she prefers to nuzzle and nurse at my breast. Normally I'd be fine with this, but as I mentioned my imminent return to work has me concerned. She has always gained weight well and has numerous wet diapers and poops at least every other day (sometimes just small smears).
Hopefully this is the right board to post this! I know we just need to keep offering the bottle but appreciate any advice/tips/coping mechanisms. Thank you!!