Kitty - posted on 12/01/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
I'm having so much trouble working out what exactly is wrong with my nine month old. I'm feeling so bad that I still haven't figured it by now. He wakes up way too early in the morning because he is definitely still tired - grumpy, crying, and eye rubbing. He will then drink real fast on his bottle like he's starving but then only have about 3 ounces. At his age, he should be drinking like 6 ounces. Throughout the day he will sometimes only drink his 3 ounces and then occasionally drink like 5 ounces. He is also a very very picky eater. Only wants rice/oat cereal and pears. Sometimes he doesn't even finish his pears. He's a thumb sucking and has been sucking on his thumb a lot during the day recently. He still has no teeth. He's super clingy too. I would like him to eat more & drink more during the day, but if he doesn't want his bottle, there's no way to force it on him. Same with solids. I could probably get more rice cereal into him but I'm scared that he'd be eating too much of that. I've puréed so much food for him which has gone down the drain because he just won't have them. I think on average he takes only 16 ounces of formula a day and 8 tablespoons of cereal plus 4 ice cubes of pear. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I am sure he wants to sleep in more because he's back in his crib by an hour or so after waking. And he wakes at 5am every morning screaming. Help!