Kim - posted on 06/07/2015 ( no moms have responded yet )
I'm new to this and am hoping to get some reassurance and help.
I have 4 children so you would think I would be pretty confident in most areas of bringing up a child. I understand that all children are different but I really feel I'm doing something wrong.
My 9 month old daughter crys at every meal time and I mean every meal time! I dread having to feed and I try my best to not let this show by singing and smiling and trying all the distractions I can think of. I find blw difficult to get my head around as when she does feed herself she hardly gets any of it in her mouth although she does try. So I mainly spoon feed her and she feeds herself in snack times.
I make all different kinds of meals and have experimented with the consistencies of the food. I've tried jars aswel.
This has been going on for about 6 weeks now where I was putting it down to teething.
She has 3 bottles- one for bed time and another feed in the night. Her 3rd bottle used to be around 430am but now that has crept to between 2-3am. This means she having around 19 oz in the space of 7-8 hrs which I feel is really not needed but it's the only way to get her to sleep!
I can't help but think that her unsettled sleep routine is affecting her fussy and upsetting feeding routine?
She has around 3 naps a day with 2 of them being around 30 mins and the other being an hour.
Please if anyone has any advice or tips to share with me then please tell me.
This is really bringing me down where all I'm thinking about is her feeding!