My husband and I are having our first date next week. I have a bunch of ebm saved up from my morning pumping, but don't know if he'll take it. He has only had one bottle of bm and he only took about one ounce. (that was last week while I was at my midterm). I am so worried because I will be going to dinner and then at a concert so I'll be gone for at least 4 hours. He eats about every 2-3 hours right now, but occasionaly (okay always) will want to comfort suck. He won't take a paci and I don't want him to not be able to be consoled. I am sure that this is harder for me then him, but I am soooo worried. He will be 5 and 1/2 weeks when we go out. Any advice to make a smooth transition. How much should I leave my mother in law. I do plan on starting him on one bottle at night with daddy at about 6 weeks. Should I try introducing it now? I don't want to have nipple confusion or preference. I plan to breast feed until at least one year. We do have a great bf relationship as of yet.