My son is 3 months old. He is EBF and, up to this point, has not taken a bottle. I'm wondering if anyone has had success leaving their non-bottle-taking baby with a trusted care giver for short periods of time. For example, nursing and then going out to lunch with DH while my mom watches him. I realize that evening activities are probably not an option at this point.
Since my son was born, I've only been away from him twice, and both of those times were within the first week when he slept all the time. I'm (obviously) a SAHM and very committed to nursing, but it would be nice to have a date with my husband.
I'm not looking for advice on how to get him to take a bottle.
Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 7:48 AM on Apr. 7, 2009
Answer by Duckieglc at 7:52 AM on Apr. 7, 2009
Answer by SahmTam at 7:52 AM on Apr. 7, 2009
I had an EBF boy who never once took a bottle. I would go out when I wanted / needed. As the ladies have said feed before you leave, leave baby in the care of someone responsible enough to give a call at the first signs of hunger, and most of all enjoy that time!!
Answer by Anonymous at 8:03 AM on Apr. 7, 2009
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