Ok, last resort, I can keep him with me, so it's not exactly all or nothing, here. But here's the situation. My 3 month old has never had a bottle. He JUST discovered that he likes MAM pacis, but I'm not spending $15 for a 3 pack when he'll need a bottle ONCE. And "need" is subjective.
Tuesday my son has Speech Therapy (the oldest one) and I have a dentist appointment (cleaning and exam) at the same time. It takes around 30 minutes to an hour to get to ST and then the same amount to get back home, ST lasts for 50 minutes. My dh is taking the kids to ST while I go to the dentist. I'm supposed to drive dh's car. I REALLY don't want to put the baby in the car with me because the muffler needs MAJOR work and I'm honestly afraid for his hearing. (Maybe an hour all told in the car, so I'm probably making much ado about nothing.) And then there's the whole "where will I put the baby while I have my cleaning?" question. And frankly, I'd like some time to myself for a couple of hours.
So - 3 hours max and a baby who MIGHT be starved at the end of it. I figure I can easily pump 2 or 3 ounces, no biggie. And if all he does is play with the bottle, who cares, right? But will dh survive if the baby cries the whole time? What would you do?