After exclusively breastfeeding my daughter, I was sure I would do the same with my son. He seemed somewhat intrigued by breastfeeding, at least, until he promptly — though sweetly — fell asleep on me. I had to hold the bottle correctly — plus, I couldn’t snooze since my baby couldn’t hold it himself. While breastfeeding bonded me to my daughter because of the physical connection, bottle-feeding bonded me to my son because of the way it required my presence. Bottle-feeding doesn’t affect your closenessYes, my son just wasn’t into breastfeeding.