May be considered a hot topic, but I really mean this in the intention of a get to know you way...
Lots of great conversation in the breastfeeding thread, and there are a lot of comments about using feedings to bond with your baby. I think (hope) we can all agree that bottle feeding can give you just as much of a bonded and healthy relationship.
There were comments about how it's inapporpriate to let a baby bottle feed themselves. Is feeding the baby the only way to bond with them? I guess I can see myself one day in a rush, stuff going on, my child is old enough to hold the bottle and is fussing about and handing them a bottle to soothe him/her while I continue about my day. (like if we were in the car/stroller and going somewhere, I wouldn't necessarily stop because I had to have skin to skin contact every time my child fed)
My question is: While feeding is a critical ingredient to bonding, what other strategies are you going to use to bond with them?