Nighttime Bottle

My 8 month old is married to her nighttime bottle. She panics when I try to put her to bed without either a bottle or at least a little nursing. I'd love to get her off all beverages after the nighttime teeth brushing. I tried a bottle with water, but she's not having it. Any mamas have experience with this problem?

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    05/27/14
    Vita used to fall asleep to nursing, and then I'd slowly, gently transfer her to her crib. Then I got in the bad habit of giving her a bottle in her crib, and she falls asleep to that. She falls asleep that way maybe half the time. The rest of the time is split between breastfeeding to oblivion and crying it out until she falls asleep on her own. My goals are to eliminate the crib bottle altogether, cut down on bedtime breastfeeding, and increase the occurrences of crying it out and self soothing.
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      05/27/14
      I have
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        05/27/14
        by 11 my baby wants to be.in.my arms with his bottle ready to eat and slowly rocking him to sleep if we don't sleep by 11 he will get cranky and won't sleep until 2 or 4 a.m. so lights out at 11pm
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          05/27/14
          I was nursing until 8months because my baby starts bitting me and I have given him several times but he.bites down pretty hard n it hurts alot so I avoid it at all cost
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