Apologies if this in the wrong section, I didn't know whether to put it in the feeding or sleeping section.
My DD just turned 6 months and it's like almost instantly she's turned into another child. She's been a great sleeper until now, goes down for naps in the bassinet like clockwork and we have a nighttime routine bath/feed/sleep that works well, she's usually down by 8 at the latest.
She's on formula (no judgement please) and usually drinks 150mls 6 or 7 times a day, usually finishes all or most of the bottle. At 5 months I started her on solids, starting with rice cereal and now she has rice cereal in the morning, puréed fruit at lunch and puréed veg for dinner, about a tablespoon at each meal, after her bottle.
This week she had her 6 month vaccinations and her gums were really giving her trouble, I have been having to apply Bonjela every 3 hours all day, and have given Panadol twice, I also give her cold teething rings and teething risks to bite.
She's stopped drinking, fusses at every feed and fusses and cries at sleep times. Today she didn't feed from 7am until 1pm, I haven't given her any solids as I don't give them unless she drinks the majority of the bottle. I stupidly tried to change her bed time routine this week so that she wasn't feeding to sleep and that backfired, she won't go down until 11pm or later and cries hysterically. I know I have to get her to stop feeding to sleep and learn to self soothe but I'm tempted to just throw in the towel and go back to feeding to sleep.
Also she's started waking again 2 or 3 times during the night and crying hysterically.
I'm after any suggestions or advice, whatever you've got would be most helpful because I'm exhausted and quite depressed. I just want my calm girl back, I was spoilt with an easy baby for 6 months and now feel like I'm completely losing control, help!!
Thanks for reading if you've gotten this far