Re: So very sad, need advice
The first few days back at work will be an adjustment for all of you. But, you will all adjust. Daddy and baby will take few days to find their rhythm, but he'll figure it out. He's daddy, after all! ;-)
Bottle options: go with a slow-flow nipple. it may take some experimentation to find a bottle nipple that she likes, so be flexible. Most breastfed infants usually prefer silicon nipples instead of rubber ones. When feeding with a bottle, have daddy hold baby upright, so the bottle is parallel to the floor. This makes baby work for the milk flow, instead of having it just pour into her mouth. Experiment with positions, too.
There are also alternatives to using a bottle, if you're open to them. Medicine droppers, spoons, medicine cups, shot glasses, tube feedings, get creative! There are lots of ways to feed a baby.
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