My first post here.
I am hitting myself on the head for being so stupid. I struggled to get ds take a bottle at around 3.5 months in anticiptation of returning to work. After a week of struggle he finally did and I was pumping and feeding 2-3 oz from a bottle daily to keep it up.
THen I resumed work and was fortunate enough to start with working from home (boss didn't specify till when and I keft it open). SO I slacked off on pumping and have been back to nursing again. ds will be 5 months next week and this week boss suddenly said why don't you start coming in to the office from next week - he's pretty flexible and even said to start with once a week so can't complain about him.
But now I'm trying the bottle again and its not working - tried in the swing, in the moving car etc. - last time he took the Medela nipple. NOw I'm stuck about what to do - is this too late to get him on a bottle??
Problem # 2 - checked with HR and there's no lactation room available in the office and no room they can give me either, since they all have glass doors!! I don't know how ot get around this.
So not only do I have to try and get ds to take a bottle but also with formula in it
Any practical advice will be appreciated! I have to do this myself, hubby won't try for more than 5 min and give up... last itme I actually started him by having him latch on to me, eat for a few min then gently take him off and give the bottle - this time he's screaming and having nothing to do with it...