My 8mo DS has just started resisting going to bed, and gone from a clockwork, easy self-settling 7pm-7am sleeper to a frustrated, tired, can't-get-comfortable-until-10pm to 8am sleeper. He is teething, though the four first teeth have definitely cut through now, so I'm not convinced it's just that.
I wonder if I'm not feeding him enough. He's about 9.2kg. He has 7-8oz milk three times a day (8am/2pm/6pm), an 11am breakfast (handful of porridge/one egg one piece of wholemeal toast), a 4pm lunch (yesterdays leftovers, about the size of a deck of cards), and an 7pm evening snack (biscuit/fruit/yoghurt).
I don't keep giving him food until he stops wanting it, I give him his egg and toast and that's it. If he eats it all up, should I make him another bit of toast/more porridge/give him baby biscuits? What do you guys do... keep stuffing them until they're full?
7am - bf 8am - breakfast (porridge or scrambled eggs on toast or blueberry pancakes + banana) 8:30 - nap 10am bf 1pm - lunch (e.g buttery bread, tomato, cucumber + fruit (2 sorts)) 2pm - nap 3:30pm - bf 5pm - tea (e.g tomato pasta or lentil curry plus yoghurt with fruit) 6:30pm - bf 7pm - bed
Perhaps you can try offering 2 courses and try giving breakfast earlier (if baby receptive) then have the rest of the meals at 4 hourly intervals. Don't worry about how much they have as milk should be providing a lot of the nutrition.