My 6 1/2 month old dd has been exclusively breastfed from the beginning. I'm a SAHM and there has been only a few rare occasions when dh has had to give her EBM through a bottle. Even on those few occasions, she would fight it until she was too hungry to fight it anymore, usually skipping a feeding.
My suggestion to all of you and what I plan to do with my next one is this:
Get your breastfed baby used to one bottle a day.
I cannot leave her to go out to dinner; she won't eat. If she would have been used to taking a bottle once a day, then my dh could let me sleep through the night occasionally, as she is still waking several times a night.
In the beginning, he used to be able to do this....since I didn't stick with it and she is so used to the breast, she refuses everything but breast, including a variety of bottles and sippy cups!
It wasn't really a problem until this morning when my milk wouldn't let down after her suckling for 10 minutes....never happened before. She's hungry & frustrated and there is no substitue.
You might consider this...?...?....
Best of luck!