My son has never been willing to take a bottle either so I don't have a lot of advice on that, but one thing that did help a little was to have someone else feed him the bottle. Babies often associate mommy with breastfeeding which causes them not to be willing to take the bottle from you. If daddy or a grandparent could feed him a bottle with you out of sight it might go over better until he gets used to it. Also, if biting is the only reason you are wanting to switch him to a bottle you might consider a few suggestions to help him stop biting you. A baby can't bite you if he is properly latched and sucking because of the position of the tongue. However, they can quickly shift from sucking to biting so you need to watch for their cues! If you watch the baby's jaw closely you will notice that their jaw moves forward slightly just before they bite. I spent a couple days watching for this and moving my little one each time he started to bite. He got tired of being told he couldn't nurse if he bit me and within a few days he stopped trying. Kellymom.com has some great info on this! Also, biting usually takes place at the end of a feeding when baby isn't really hungry, just comfort sucking. You might try pulling him off the breast as soon as he switches from strong sucking to more flutter like movements. Good luck with everything. Keep us posted on how it goes either way.
try using a nipple shield i suggest to stick with nursing your baby is refusing for a reason ...it tastes gross would you rather have fresh milk or sour milk same thing formula tastes awful and its expensive and teeth should not affect nursing my daughter has between 16-18teeth she has nipped me unintentionally a few times no big deal it hurt for a min no blood i'll live. Formu;la costs about 100$ a month and also can cause digestive discomofort. Or try to exclusively pump a nipple shield esentially turns your boob into a bottle u can buy it at target in the pharmacy just ask i used one for 4 months for nipple discomort when i first started breast milk has endless benifits and is free! my daughter also never took bottles or binkys
How do you know you're not producing enough?
do whatever works for you and your baby try to breeastfeed more and bring your supply back up i quit breastfeeding for 3 weeks and strarted again you can get the supply back by nursing more like forty min ever 2 hrs than try to sqeeze milk out my hand(express milk) and if there is still milk you are good. Also keep in mind babies gain weight slower at this age. My daughter has been underweight in the drs chart for over a year but she is happy and healthy she has a very healthy diet and thats all that matters. If the steps to produce more dont work you can also try a oral syringe for medicine filled with formula or goat milk and you slip it in the corner of the babies mouth point it toward the cheek. My daughter never took a bottle i got creative or i also used a soup spoon with milk that worked too good luck! Talk to a free lactation consultant or le leche legue they also might be able to help u get back on track without supplementing i think we all question our supply at some point. I know i did many of times but it always turned out to be fine but i had alot of lactation resources in my area!
My first daughter didn't take the bottle ever so I was bound and determined that my second one (now 4 months old) would. I have given her one bottle (pumped breast milk) every day since I brought her home from the hospital thinking that would do it; however, at about 2 months she started resisting the bottle and spitting it out and crying just like yours. The trick for me was to not give in. I know it's the most frustrating thing in the world when your baby is hungry and yet refuses to eat. Offering the bottle while the baby is still drowsy (it helps if you have him on a feeding schedule-eat, play, sleep- so you know when he should be up for the next feeding) can help. It definitely is much harder if the baby is already crying and worked up and wants the comfort of the breast. If the baby refuses (I would try for about 15 min), lay him down in the crib to rest for a little bit. He may scream or he may doze off to sleep a little longer. Wait 30-60 minutes and offer the bottle again. I don't recommend trying to hold/soothe him as it will probably just drive you crazy listening to him scream in your ear and you're likely to cave in. Don't try too soon or he's sure to resist. Generally by this point the baby is pretty hungry and will eat. If he refuses to latch on and suck you can squeeze small amounts from the bottle into his mouth (it'll probably be wide open if he's crying) until he's had a decent amount. Once he's got a little in his tummy he'll likely settle down. Don't forget to try to burp frequently if he's crying as he'll likely be swallowing a lot of air and that can definitely keep him from eating. Keep at it. It took about 1 1/2 to 2 weeks to get to the point where she readily took the bottle again every time. Your baby will not be traumatized or scarred if he cries for a little bit or waits a little longer to eat. Around 17 weeks my daughter started just kind of playing with the bottle and spitting the milk out (not crying though) and would only drink about an ounce (maybe 2 if I was insistent) when she normally drinks 4 or more ounces. I think part of the problem was I was still using the 0-3 month slow-flow nipples and she also is getting to the age where she's very easily distracted. When I switched to the medium flow nipples and made sure to start giving a bottle every day again (I had gotten lazy/busy and had only been giving one every couple of days) she started taking the bottle great again. One time she wouldn't latch on at all so I opened the bottle and used it like a cup, pouring a tiny amount in her mouth while she was on her back and letting her swallow it (I was reading in a brochure from my doctor's office that now is a good time to begin introducing a cup anyway). That made sure she got something in her tummy despite her uncooperation :) Good luck!