Re: 8 month old refusing to nurse
I would probably not do the bottles. You could end up with a baby who refuses to nurse entirely and then you will be stuck pumping or giving formula.
Have you thought about taking her to the doctor? That sounds like more than teething to me, especially the high pitched cry. The only time either of my girls refused to nurse was with an ear infection and they can get those sometimes without fevers.
Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months