Hi hotmilktea, persevere on direct feeding. I have the same prob as you. Introducing bottle too early will cause nipple confusion. My friend recommended me NUK latex bottle as it is less likely for baby to dev nipple confusion. My baby is much better in 3rd week since his bilirubin lvl goes down. He's not so sleepy anymore. If you have any questions can consult a pediatrician. I brought baby to c Dr Ong EK of international child n adolescent clinic in Mt A. He's very good n explained a lot about baby's condition in detail.