Quoting Samanthaaaa ♥:" How do you mama's go out if your nursling doesn't take a bottle? We got invited to an adults only surprise ... [snip!] ... surprise birthday party for my cousin and I'd really like to go but LO doesn't take a bottle and I get no milk when I pump =/"
I have almost the same problem. I do get milk when i pump, but he will not take it in a bottle or a sippy cup. One time i HAD to leave him to take DH to the emergency dentist and we had DH mom come watch him. We used it as a test since we would be close anyway. He will eat just about anything and if you pour water or juice mixed with water into his mouth he will drink it that way but thats it. I hate it because it always causes such a mess. He likes to let it fall out of his mouth and laugh. Anyway, he was good for 5 hours without us, as long as we didn't let him see us walk out the door. A second time we went out on our anniversary to see a movie and he was good for 3-4 hours. We try not to take long. And we don't go out often. Just make sure you feed a lot before you leave.
Oh, he is now 10 1/2 months btw, i didn't leave him until he was almost 10 months