D is 9 mon and had never had a bottle. He's been EBF but eats a wide variety of solids in good amounts. So far he will only drink water from a straw that I'm holding a finger on the end of. I've tried a straw sippy.
I'm going back to work very part time when he's 12 mon (one 8hr and one 4hr shift a week). He'll be with DH. I'm hoping he can get to the point where he'll accept a bottle of cows milk from DH for comfort when I'm not there to nurse. Can this be done at this age? I've never been able to pump more than an oz or two, though I've only tried a hand pump. My older son was in the same situation when I went returned the work, same hours and he screamed for hours for months while I was gone The thought of putting another child through it breaks my heart.
I'm sorry your first little one had such a hard time, I know how hard it is. The first day back when I came home to a baby who had obviously been crying awhile I cried too..if our health ins hadn't been riding on my job I would have quit right there.
Yeah, we needed the $ too....I probably should have gone back to work sooner than I did.
I was in a similar situation with my younger son. He would never take a bottle, pacifier, or even a soft-spout sippy. I had to go to work when he was 8months. We finally found that he would take a hard-spout sippy. And he wouldn't drink formula either. If he wanted more than what I had pumped, (besides food), he drank organic whole cow's milk. I know they aren't supposed to get cow's milk before 12 months, but that's all he would drink.
Single mama to an only born November 2012.
Co-sleeping, vaxing, baby-wearing, sometimes cloth diapering, car seat safety advocate. Still nursing with no end in sight
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