hi there- just looking for reassurance as i am somewhat anxious about the arrival of my second.
I breastfed my first and was able to do so for one year HOWEVER, she never took the bottle (despite me working 2-3 days per week). It was incredibly stressful until she was able to drink from a cup and eat from a spoon. I did introduce the bottle early (2 weeks) and she took it but then on the days I was home alone, I didn't continue it because it seemed like too much work to pump on days I was physically able to feed her. then when it was close to the time for me to return to work, she refused. during the days i was gone, she would take 1 or 2 oz maybe but would otherwise refuse.
Anyway- now i am worried about what to do with number two...
i guess i am concerned about making sure this one can take the bottle but also I don't totally get how you are supposed to be able to pump and then also be watching your toddler at home as well?
I am really amazed by many of you and how you manage all of this.
Any advice? what is the routine I need to get into?
thanks in advance!