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This was something I had to almost "fight" for. Once I disconinuted nursing, my family's attitude changed towards me feeding the baby. When I nursed, everyone left me alone. But when she started to take a bottle, all of a sudden everyone wanted to feed her, talk to her while she ate, etc. And it made me NUTS! I had to get to a point where I had to ask them to leave her alone while I fed her so she would be able to relax and not get an upset stomach.
I think that was a great article! Personally I think I bonded more with DD once I started bottle feeding her. With all of the problems we were having nursing, once we got them figured out and on the bottle we were both less stressed and had more time to cuddle during and after feedings without worrying about painful screams and throw up!
One of my biggest fears about weaning Kirsty from breast to bottle was, would our physical/emotional connection be affected. I really was paranoid about this. But I needn't have been!
Altho she currently will only take her bottle whilst she is sat in her highchair, whilst feeding, I only feed her. I do nothing else, just talk to her, look at her and hold her bottle. She loves the process, she stares at me whilst she drinks.
Bonding isn't only done through feeding (breast or bottle), but through the entire care of a baby. I love this article. TFS with us!