My daughter is 9 months old and has been exclusively breastfed since birth, having refused every bottle on the market! She feeds roughly every 3 hours during the day, sometimes more and sometimes less frequently. I know a lot of her feedings are for comfort as she is incredibly clingy. At night she rarely goes more than 3 hours without feeding, more often only 2 hours. This doesn't bother me at all. I don't feel at all sleep deprived and I find it the best way to get her back to sleep quickly.
I started solids with her at 6 months. She is very hit and miss with these. Some days she will eat, others she won't. I've tried a mixture of both purees/mashed foods and blw but she seems to just prefer breastfeeding.
She is a very big baby and the health visitor is concerned about this. *At her last weigh in at 8 months she was 27lbs and had gone way off the centile charts. The health visitor said i am feeding her too much at night and I should stop this and use controlled crying as she should be sleeping through the night. I am not at all comfortable with doing this. The health visitor also said that because she is feeding so much during the night, this is the reason she is not eating solids as she is filling up on milk during the night.*
They keep calling me and asking to come round to 'help' me stop feeding her so frequently. I'm not sure how they are planning on doing that and so far I'm ignoring their calls!
Am I feeding her too much? Should I be concerned that she won't eat solids and that she is 'overweight'? Any advice would be appreciated.*