Or is bottle feeding the absolute ONLY way in this whole world that a dad could ever possibly bond with his baby? I mean even if it interferes with nursing and even if you are set on nursing and even if baby develops nipple confusion or you find you can't pump well and have to formula feed. Do you think non of that matters, that dad MUST feed baby at ALL costs?
I ask because I tried to tell a mom that he can bond in other ways. And that she needs to wait 6 weeks, then, she can pump or whatever and let dad bottle feed if he must. And I was voted down, so, I was curious who agreed with me and who thinks I am wrong on this.
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Answer by HotMama330 at 2:36 PM on Oct. 1, 2010
I think that there will be lots of time for father & child to bond over the next 18 years. I breastfed & never bottle fed & DD i very bonded with her daddy. They do have a different relationship though. I am her nurturer, her shoulder to dry on, the person she tells all ehr secrets too. He's more of a teacher & more disciplinary...and they do lots of neat & fun things together. We each have our different ways of bonding with her. I think it's important that children get to have all those different forms of bonding, i believe it will help them out with human relations later in life. Who feeds the baby doesn't have much to do with a stronger bobd, like they are going to remember who held their bottle when they are older...
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