Okay, so I have a very healthy 15lb 4 month old little girl. She is EBFing and I work. She has been taking bottles since she was 2 weeks old. After spending extended time with me over the holidays and exclusively nursing from the breast, she has decided now that she doesn't want the bottle. We have gone through this off and on with her but never this bad. One night she went to bed without having eaten since 3pm that day because I was gone at dinner time for a meeting. We have tried giving her a bottle every day at least once and all she does is scream and since I am here, I give in. Well, we decided that she has to be able to take either/or so this am we weren't going to give in. We tried everything to get her to take it;I stayed out of the room, I tried giving her the bottle, I started with the breast and than tried to sneak in the bottle.... She nursed at 4am and went until noon before I thought 8 hours was too long and gave in and gave her the breast. I don't know what to do! I am leaving for out of town for 4 days next week and she won't have a choice. Everyone says that when she is hungry enough she will eat, but how long it too long? Like I said, she went 8 hours today! In addition we tried with each subsequent feeding to give the bottle and she continued to refuse. DH wants to try tough love tomorrow....no giving in at all....I am scared but don't think we have a choice.