In two weeks I'll be back at work and I have a long commute. I'll be gone from 7-6 most days. I can leave early some days and have a friday off every other week, but obviously, my guy is going to have to get very used to the bottle. Right now, he'll take an ounce here and there, but it's a struggle. Poor guy just hates it, screams for me and sometimes works himself up until he's almost hysterical. It breaks my heart to think of him screaming for me and hungry while I'm at work. We just try to keep offering it to him during the day and avoiding waiting till he's really hungry. It also seems to work best when I'm not around. Does anyone have any advice or have you made it through this yourself? Should we try to get him exclusively on the bottle during the day while I'm still around (meaning bottle only during my work hours even if I'm around), or is it ok just to keep working to get him comfortable? How much of a stock do I need. I have about 50 oz in the freezer now and can add 2-4 oz easily each day. Will I need much more? Some is almost 3 months old- should I use that asap or is it ok for another month? Is it better to pump twice at the same times every day, or should I try to pump as many times as possible and whenever possible? Will it be ok for me to not use a bottle for the daytime feeds on weekends and days off? Or, will this just confuse my little one? I want to feed him from the boob whenever I can, but I also want him to get used, to and comfortable with the bottle. Sorry if this is rambling. I'm starting to get stressed and really need some encouragement. Schedule suggestions, positive experiences and advice are all very, very welcome... I just wish I could work part time.