Wow, there is SO much nastiness on this thread! Yikes! You'd think she was trying to starve her nephew! When we breastfeed we do it all. There is no dad helping (unless we pump.... much more of a PITA then feeding baby at the tap) there is only mom and her breasts. There is this attitude that if you formula feed you can just pawn the baby off to the nearest set of arms and it's "an honor" to feed them smelly staining dairy product. What is wrong with saying no? What is wrong with saying you feed your child just as I fed mine, you do it your way and I do it my way and that's the end of it. Propping a bottle in his mouth isn't anything more then feeding the baby and I wouldn't be comfortable doing it either. I personally wouldn't want my kids to see me bottle feeding a child or learning that it was OK to pass of their responsibilities to others just because they can. This is not anything to do with formula, it's ALL about responsibility and the way we bond with babies. I don't bond with bottles, I bond with play and other child care duties. I don't expect anyone to breastfeed (def not formula feed if I am able) my babies I don't expect to feed anyone elses babies. Period.
Wow. I really hope you are kidding because otherwise this is the meanest, nastiest post I have read here in a very long time.