I had to go back to work three months after having Shane, so I tried bottle feeding for the first time about two and a half weeks before that. Until then, I’d been really happy breastfeeding. He was eating well, and it was much easier - especially at night. He had a pacifier, so I figured he’d take a bottle no problem. But from day one, he just refused.
He’d scream his head off any time I tried to give him a bottle. Wouldn’t even put it in his mouth. I tried all the brands my friends used, but he refused them all. It was heartbreaking when he was so upset, and of course I worried about how he’d be at daycare when I went back to work.