+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    417
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    17
    Reviews
    0

    Default Why has feeding time just become a struggle?

    As the title says, feed time has all of a sudden started to become a struggle and a fight!

    My 8mth old used to eat really well and over the last 2 weeks its been getting harder and more stressfull with each feed.

    He's becoming fussy, he won't pick up food and feed himself, i have to cut each thing up into bite sized pieces and put each piece into his mouth, he bats my hand out of the way when i have a spoon full of food ready to go in his mouth. He whinges, he cries, he screems, he blows raspberries with his mouth, he won't open his mouth, and he's not eating as much as he was.

    To get him to eat anything is a real hasssel and i dread every meal time now. The other day, he was so bad at dinner time, that I gave up and didn't try to give him anymore, and he went to bed after a bottle and then was awake for hours and hours during the night and I gave him a bottle at 1am and he then slept for a few hours... he has not had a bottle during the night since he was about 10 weeks old because he always sleeps through!!

    hints and tips anyone??

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    986
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked
    230
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Why has feeding time just become a struggle?

    Is it just his food thats worrying you? My DD did the same thing and then we had a couple horrible nights. Turns out she had an ear infection despite seeming happy during the day. Day three of ear drops and sleep is back to normal and so is eating

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    417
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    17
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by MinnieMouse81 View Post
    Is it just his food thats worrying you? My DD did the same thing and then we had a couple horrible nights. Turns out she had an ear infection despite seeming happy during the day. Day three of ear drops and sleep is back to normal and so is eating
    I'm actualy going to get his ears etc checked today, but he has been extra grumpy, however I thought that was just teething. but he cut his 2nd tooth 3 days ago so i thought things would of settled down now it's through...

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    986
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked
    230
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Why has feeding time just become a struggle?

    I thought the same thing as we just got two teeth through also! I also thought that DD might have just wanted to feed herself but as soon as the drops started working she was happy to be spoonfed again. Good luck

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    2,080
    Thanks
    119
    Thanked
    474
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Re: Why has feeding time just become a struggle?

    He's probably just not that hungry at the moment. If he doesn't seem interested just don't push it and offer again next meal time. Why stress about it. They go through phases of not rating anything and then being ravenous all the time.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    6,868
    Thanks
    5,192
    Thanked
    3,894
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Why has feeding time just become a struggle?

    Give him extra milk during the day so he sleeps well for you. Food is fun till 1yo so it's normal for bub to be disinterested.


 

Similar Threads

  1. So sick of the dinner time struggle! *rant*
    By FertileMertile in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 30-08-2012, 16:41
  2. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 17-06-2012, 20:18
  3. Is the night time sleep struggle normal?
    By mizz in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 14-03-2012, 18:12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Springfree Trampoline
Give the Ultimate Christmas Gift Springfree Trampoline
The World's Safest Trampoline™ is now also the world's first Smart Trampoline™. Sensors on the mat detect your every move and your jumps control fun, educational and active games on tablet. Secure the Ultimate Christmas Gift today!
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Einsteinz Music
Fun & interactive music classes!
Classes are taught by professional musicians! Children are taught the fundamentals of music: beat, pitch, rhythm and tempo through hands-on experience. Click for more details!!!
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!