From someone who just made it over back to the other side, I'll just chime in and say that after 3 years (sorry!) of my son waking in the night, he is finally sleeping through. I found that the best attitude to have is that it will pass, and actually I wouldn't introduce solids to help "fill them up". There is little evidence that it actually helps. I wouldn't normally chime in on an OT topic, but I just wanted to provide a balance to the discussion.
You have a good point, Ingrid. I think the important thing is to realize that our little ones are individuals, just like us. As a new mother, I was trying to follow popular writings to the tee - but I listened to a mother of ten - yep, ten - and she was right. My little girl was hungry, no doubt about it, and her crying was her way of trying to tell me just that. The evidence? She had six months of crying nearly constantly. When I fed her solid food at six months (solid food being her first mushed up baked potato, so true to her Irish genes on her father side), she slept and the mysterious colic disappeared. 'Course, can't put that sort of stuff in any sort of study... Lynne On 7/22/07, Ingrid Clark Zavadoski wrote: <Snip>
You are right Lynne, I shouldn't have globalized! They are all so different. And I am not saying introducing solids or feeding more is wrong -- just that it doesn't work for everyone. (Been there!) --Ingrid
Yup - I totally agree. Lynne On 7/22/07, Ingrid Clark Zavadoski wrote: <Snip>