So, my guy is 3 1/2 weeks old. We introduced the bottle (pumped breastmilk) over the weekend. Our ped suggested starting now so he gets used to it and also suggested having my husband give it to him.
I thought we could use it as a way for me to get a 4hr stretch of sleep. The plan was for me to feed him, go to bed at 7/8ish, husband feeds him at 9:30, then I can sleep until 12.
We've tried twice with the same disasterous results. My husband ends up feeding and soothing a ridiculously cranky baby for 2hrs until he gives up and wakes me up. He's upset because he wants to help me sleep and can't seem to soothe his son. I don't mind being woken up, though I WOULD love it if this plan would work. He seems to accept the bottle as a food source but won't be soothed by anything other than the boob.
I want him to learn to take the bottle so I can go out once in awhile, but this just isn't working. I don't know what to do. It seems pointless for me to feed him with the bottle, but if I don't, how else will he get his 1 bottlefeed/day that the ped recommended?
Aurora , happy wife to C., mama to 3 : and , lost 12/08 & our 4/24/10