What can I look for to know whether breastfeeding is well enough established to introduce a bottle occasionally? My son is 2 1/2 weeks old and has WAY more than regained his birthweight at his 2week well baby check up. He eats a lot and eats well, but I'm still having some sore nipple problems. I think it's because he occasionally gets ahold of the nipple, even though most of the time he latches well (eventually). The lactation consultant told me that one bad latch can hurt for days, so I think that's what it is sometimes.
The thing is, I'd really like a break now and then and I think his father would like to feed him sometime. I'd like to occasionally be able to pump and feed him a bottle, but I don't want to interfere with the breastfeeding. Any advice would be appreciated.