I am going back to work in a few days and hired a wonderful nanny (no infant daycare options where we live) Our doctor had us train the baby by giving him a bottle
about once a day since he was 3 weeks old. He is now 4 months, so we
were pretty confident that would not be an issue. We use medela
bottles and nipples, and never an issue.
But since our nanny started a few days back, this became a huge
problem. He is crying, and will not take it- not from me (as he used
to) not from my husband or the nanny. I am resisting breastfeeding
because in a few days it won't be an option at all for him, and I
wanted him to transition with the nanny.
Today all day he had 2 oz of milk! He is supposed to eat 4-5 oz every
3 hours. Part of me thinks he just needs to get used to it, and he
will be fine, worst case he will catch up with breastfeeding in the
evenings, he will not starve. But I am still worried. Our nanny is a
wonderful, patient, experienced person- what can we do to get him to
take the bottle again? I even considered taking them to work with me,
but that really can't work. So frustrated and scared to return to work.