My 6 month old is crying (screaming) during mealtimes (solids).

Stacy - posted on 09/30/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




She screams throughout dinnertime. She wants to eat and at first I thought I just wasn't moving fast enough, but now...IDK? She seems so upset and nothing i do seems to help. In fact, she just gets more and more angry as mealtime goes on. Any suggestions?


Amy - posted on 09/30/2009




I had to let my oldest daughter drink about 1/2 of her bottle before I could start trying to shovel in food at mealtimes. She was just always such an aggressive eater and it made her mad and frustrated that we couldn't do it fast enough. She seemed to be a little more patient after 1/2 of the bottle. Hope this helps!


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She might have a sore mouth/throut and some times thrush can hurt them and prevent them from eating and or make meal time rough...

Sophia - posted on 09/30/2009




I nurse her on one boob before I put her in the high chair for her meal (normally she needs to nurse from both for a full feeding). It seems to help when she is not sooooo hungry that she is upset.

If she's new to eating solids, she may need some time to get used to it. Just remember that formula/breastmilk is still her primary source of nutrition and giving her solids is just for her to try out and get used to. Don't force it if she just won't eat much or is too upset to.

Michelle - posted on 09/30/2009




My daughter has a full 8-ounce bottle before she eats. Otherwise I can't get the food into her fast enough! Is it just one meal she does this, or all of them? Could she be teething? My daughter does that when she has a new tooth coming through! In fact she has been doing that recently.

Belinda - posted on 09/30/2009




Maybe she is just uncomfortable when the food hits her belly. It's a new sensation for them so it must be a bit strange. Maybe try her on something else that isn't quite so "heavy". Or maybe she just isn't quie ready for it yet. All you can really do is keep trying her with different things and keep your fingers crossed! Maybe try distracting her as well so she's not getting so upset cause chances are she's not going to want to eat if she's getting that upset.

All the best and good luck to you!

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