13 week old, not eating
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|Mon, 09-19-2011 - 3:11pm|
I have no idea what is going on with my DS. He use to be a very good eater then at 12 weeks he started getting really fussy during his feeds. He will usually eat every 3 hours and if i notice that he is making his hungry motions that I will feed him earlier. I noticed at 11 and 1/2 weeks that if I would feed him when he woke up in the morning that he would be very cranky, push the bottle away and cry until I put him on the floor with some toys. I have accepted the notion that he did not want to eat right away and adjusted to his needs.
Now we have an entirely new issue that started at 12 weeks of age where he cries for every feeding and if I want to get food into him I have to get him to sleep first. If I do get him to eat while he is awake he only eats 2-3 ounces when he was eating 5-6 ounces before. He still gets up at night for a feeding and this seems to be the only good one we have where he doesn't fight eating.
I am at my wits end. I have no idea what is going on. I am getting worried since he doesn't want to eat and then doesn't sleep because he is hungry, but won't eat. I am not sure if this is a growth spurt, teething or something else. I am just very thankful that he does sleep at night still or else I will be one very exhausted mommy. I am also worried that this has something to do with me returning to work early (not by my choice I may add).
Any advice you have would be greatly helpful as I want my happy baby back.