I've been trying to give Drew a bottle since he's decided to start biting me during his bedtime nursing session. I know he's teething, and with my daughter, the biting never happened until at the tail end of a session, and then rarely at all. But with Drew, he's been chewing on my nipples for the last three nights about two minutes into his bedtime nursing session.
And I'm not liking it. At all.
So, I bought some different kinds of formula and decided to try to give him a bottle. It's helpful for a variety of reasons -- not only because if he'll take it, that means I won't be stuck doing bedtime until he's 2 years old (like I had to do with Quinlan), but then I won't have a series of very cute, but still very annoying bite marks on my boob.
And so, there he was, totally taking the bottle. Sucking heartily on the formula and I was extremely excited until I looked at the bottle and realized he had only taken maybe two ounces, which, for all his sucking, should have been the whole bottle.
Brilliant mother that I am, I realized that perhaps bottles come in different flows, or as my friend pointed out, different "stages." Oh yeah. Right. Stages.
Poor kid was probably extremely thirsty drinking from a droplet. Heck. Even a droplet probably flowed faster.
Anyway, I think I'm just going to stick with a sippy cup since he takes one and I don't feel the need to start him on a bottle. Might as well stick with a sippy cup, right?
Any thoughts on this one? And seriously, the biting MUST stop. Have any of your weaned because your kid wouldn't stop using your boob as a chew toy? It was at every feeding session last night and I'm not so sure what to do.