A fussy 9 month old

Kim - posted on 06/07/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




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!
Thank you


Lauren - posted on 06/07/2015




It sounds like you need to go to the ymca maybe every day and be away from the baby for a couple hours to get alone time. I know it is easy to get caught up in all this but you are an excellent mother and the best advice I can give is to maybe give one type of eating my best opinion is picking up food fruits vegetables Etc.
It's best if the baby uses his/her hands to eat the food I think is causes good eating behavior.
Also never feed a baby too much before bedtime. If the baby feels that you are stressed they will be stressed. Get afternoon sunlight and let go. Getting the afternoon sunlight gets all peoples circadian Rhythm into a natural cycle

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