For the last week and a half or so my 5 month old baby has really changed things up and I don't know what's going on. She has always been a good sleeper and now won't go more than 2.5 -4 hours at night before waking. The only way to settle her down is to feed her. She has gone anywhere from 7-10 hours on a regular basis and even as long as 12 hours a few nights so I know she is capable of sleeping through the night.
She is also feeding for very short periods of time now. Only a few minutes a lot of the time and that is a struggle as she keeps popping off. She just seems to be hungry all the time and then barely eats. I've tried holding her off till around 3 hours has past but it seems that after only 1-2 hours she is fussy and ready to eat again and I can't seem to get her to go longer. What's going on?? Has my milk supply gone downhill?? I've been wanting to pump more so I can have some milk on hand in case I want to go out but I feel like when can I pump since she is always eating and I already feel like I don't have enough so if I pump what is she going to eat??
I was going to wait till 6 months to try solids but I did try her on rice cereal a couple of times on the weekend to see if that would help but she did not want it at all.