Well, many of you have seen my previous posts about my LO having no interest in eating during the day... well after about a month and a half of that, we had finally gotten to a compromise with eating - meaning we would go into a dark room with his favourite lullaby usually when he was about to fall asleep or just waking up for a nap. It wasn't ideal - but 90% better than the previous 6 weeks had been... Now suddenly he is doing the same thing again - doesn't want to eat AGAIN.
The tricks don't work anymore. Its not even like he is eating more at night all of a sudden either. This just started yesterday, so I thought it was just a bad day, but today is not any better. He is getting sips in here and there as I lay on a blanket playing with him all the time and offer him the breast as much as possible. I know from our past experiences that he will eventually eat enough during the day - will generally have enough diapers and gains weight. But honestly I don't think I can take another 6 weeks of figuring out new tricks to get him to eat and battling with him every time. He doesnt exactly get angry or upset, just refuses to let me put him in a nursing position.
I have tried absolutely every single suggestion people have given me in the past, nothing ever works. So I guess this is more of a vent post b/c I've lost hope that anything but time and patience will solve our problems. Oh yeah my DS just turned 6 months, and I cannot figure out if he is teething. I havent taken any new medications, eaten anything different etc. This is exactly what happend about 2 months ago. Oh and he hasnt started solids yet (tried cereal only once, but he didnt take any)
For the first time in 6 months, I am actually considering the bottle - I just have to wonder if its worth the constant struggle - I just can't imagine dealing with this all the way through 12 months. I feel myself becoming a bad mother every time we have to find new ways of getting him to eat.
Thanks for listening.