09-20-2011, 11:29 AM
Join Date: May 2011
Problem with solid food???
LO is 9 months and I started doing BLW with him at 6.5 months. He has never been too interested so he was only ingesting teeny tiny crumb size amounts and I didn't even offer food every day so it was a very gradual process. About a week ago, he started being slightly more interested in eating and went from basically sucking on things to actually swallowing some food. He has had about 3 tsp of a berry smoothie I was eating, about 5-10 cheerios at a time, half of a salt-less saltine cracker, a fourth of a strawberry, etc... I was offering solids about once or twice a day.
I thought things were going well but then at the same time he started increasing his intake of solids, he is starting to have problems with sleeping. He normally goes to bed between 6:30-7:30pm and sleeps for about 4-5 hours, nurses and goes back to sleep. Recently, after an hour-hour & a half from the time I put him to bed, he wakes up SCREAMING! He has never done this before. Never. We are totally confused.
He seems not himself and its hard to console him. After about 15-20 minutes we can usually soothe him back to sleep but then an hour or so later, the same thing happens again! Sometimes this happens 2-3 or even 4 times during the night. Its very upsetting and I can only describe his screams as ones of pure agony and pain. He doesn't want to eat or be held, he just screams and screams.
His poop has gotten thicker but he still usually goes once a day, in the morning, like normal. Sometimes he'll go a couple times in one day, like it didn't all come out at one time. Its not dry or hard. Just thicker but not formed.
All I can think of is that he is maybe having a hard time digesting the solid foods, or it is hurting him some how... or he is having night terrors? But I thought that wasn't supposed to happen till they are over a year??? I'm so confused...
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Sorry, I wasn't totally sure where to post this thread...
Wife to my sweetheart
and SAHM to my little lovey, Colin
my little family
Last edited by colin-mylilguy; 09-20-2011 at 12:11 PM.