i give up. don't know where to turn to for help(7 Posts)
I've tried posting about this before but I seem to be the only person in the world experiencing this. Ds is 7months now. Since we started weaning, every time he's had solids, even if its just a tiny lick of something that's not milk, no matter what it is, he's up all night wriggling and moaning with a poorly tummy. This is something we suffered with DD too, and with her it sorted itself out very very eventually at around a year old. I cannot keep getting up with him every 15-20mins. I can't feed him back to sleep any more my boobs are so sore. I've tried talking to friends, family,doctors,nurses....no one knows what this is. Doctor suggested starting weaning with chicken soup, then meat soup then chicken itself then meat itself and last last last fruit and veg. This has made no difference. I think I might have permanent physical damage from lack of sleep. Any suggestions?!anyone?please?
Sorry sweetie, I don't have any ideas. I just didn't want your post to go unanswered.
I would ask you dr to refer you to a dietician I think.
Sorry this is happening to you, it sounds extremely stressful. xx
So sorry to hear this is going so badly for you. Can you stop weaning for a few weeks? Weaning in the early stages provides very little nourishment so it's not like he would be missing out. Have you tried blending a very little banana into bm? Would be take it from a cup or spoon? Maybe start with a tiny bit and then increase it a little a couple of days later if there no reaction. Sounds like a sensitivity or intolerance of some sort, hopefully someone will know more about it on mn.
Would you be willing to try formula - just think as lots of babies have it from birth it must be an easy first food.
Thanku all for ur replies. Good idea to get referral to dietician!given up on solids for the next couple of days in the hope of getting us both some sleep..
Have you considered introducing just one food at a time then waiting, people used to wait 4 days before introducing the next one. Maybe only doing solids in the mornings so hopefully any discomfort over by the evening. Green veg can cause discomfort too. Don't know if any of this hopeful but good luck.
I don't personally think there's much point giving him formula (unless that would mean you get a proper rest at night) - if he's refusing food and had a dicky tummy then breast milk is by far and away the best food for him.
I know it might not seem like it, but at this stage he honestly doesn't need to be eating solids if they're causing this bad a reaction - he should be getting the majority of his nutrition from milk anyway. I know a baby who tried a few bits when she stayed weaning at 6 mths and then ate practically nothing solid until about 18 mths, when she suddenly decided she was ready again! I'm not saying this is what's going to happen, but please don't beat yourself up if he's only getting breastmilk.
Are you doing purees or BLW? It might be worth putting a range of foods in front of him and seeing if he seems to be attracted to/keeps away from any foods in particular - some people believe that babies will instinctively stay away from anything they're allergic to.
Good luck and please don't feel like you're alone x
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