So I need some experienced people to give me their suggestions. Right now, supposedly, is the critical time to introduce a bottle to a baby. Too early might lead to difficulty nursing, too late and the baby might not try it.
So. . . I would really love to have a baby that would take a bottle - once a day. That would then free me up to be able to be gone for more than 2 hours, or, more significantly, work a little bit.
But I have my concerns. I do not want to pump b/c 1. I hate pumping with cheap, inefficient pumps and 2. I can't afford a nice one. So that leaves me to supplement the bottle with (gasp) formula. Is that bad? Would Emmy like the formula more than milk (I doubt that). But Emmy might like the bottle more than nursing, right???? And I've heard that even dropping one feeding a day can diminish your milk supply????
All this has kept me from trying the bottle, but it's still something I want to do - I'm just not sure if it is worth it.
Any ideas, tips, suggestions????