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One year old crying all day jess_Hunter 1 child; California 1724 posts
Dec 27th '16

Hi I have a question. I am visiting my sister. She has a baby girl who turned one year on December 6. She has been walking for over a month. Now she is crying all day and she wants to breastfeed all the time. She sometimes bites her more often than before. We are going crazy of seeing her crying all the time. Have any of you gone through something like this? My sister says that she is under a growth's crisis? Have you heard about it? Honestly for me that is not the problem.  I told her that she might consider to wean her off because I think the girl needs more suplement and she does not like to eat much because she learned to eat being over six months. My sister did not like what I told her. She told me  that I am not being sensitive. So what should my sister do? Am I wrong or wright? How can we handle this situation? Please I will like to hear your advice and opinions because I will like to know if I am really wrong or not.

tinana+3 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 48316 posts
status Dec 27th '16

Quoting jess_Hunter:
Hi I have a question. I am visiting my sister. She has a baby girl who turned one year on December 6. She has been walking for over a month. Now she is crying all day and she wants to breastfeed all the time. She sometimes bites her more often than before. We are going crazy of seeing her crying all the time. Have any of you gone through something like this? My sister says that she is under a growth's crisis? Have you heard about it? Honestly for me that is not the problem.  I told her that she might consider to wean her off because I think the girl needs more suplement and she does not like to eat much because she learned to eat being over six months. My sister did not like what I told her. She told me  that I am not being sensitive. So what should my sister do? Am I wrong or wright? How can we handle this situation? Please I will like to hear your advice and opinions because I will like to know if I am really wrong or not.


I bet she's either cutting molars or having a growth spurt. Also- how's your sisters supply? She doesn't have to wean if she doesn't want to so I say as far as that, you're wrong...

♡J+C+B+J+0=5♡ 5 kids; Godfrey, IL, United States 5321 posts
Dec 27th '16

She doesnt need to wean her. The fact shes crying and nursing more could be teething or growth spurt. Heck even a combo of the 2. My kids always ate more and were cranky more while going through a growth spurt and teething.

jess_Hunter 1 child; California 1724 posts
Dec 27th '16

Quoting tinana+2:

I bet she's either cutting molars or having a growth spurt. Also- how's your sisters supply? She doesn't have to wean if she doesn't want to so I say as far as that, I say you're wrong...


I don't know much about my sisters' supply. The problem is that she is crying too much. All what she wants is to be breastfed. She does not eat much food to say it is a growth spurt. Have your babies cried that much all day and behave in that way? She started being like that a week ago. My baby boy and her other baby girl wasn' t like that at her age. I will check her molars to see

bia. 4 kids; ., ., Portugal 102643 posts
Dec 27th '16


My 16 month old cries a lot as well....maybe she's just a cry baby, I don't think she should wean just because of that lol, if anything it will make her cry more...growth crisis? Do you mean growth spurt? Lol

fluffyruffruff 5 kids; United States 4727 posts
Dec 27th '16

first, she doesnt need to wean her. I think thats bad advice. If anything, nusing her provides comfort. Second, it sounds like shes in pain. If shes biting, its likely that shes teething and trying to soothe her gums. 

If shes under weigh she can supplement with toddler formula. 

fluffyruffruff 5 kids; United States 4727 posts
Dec 27th '16

Quoting jess_Hunter:

I don't know much about my sisters' supply. The problem is that she is crying too much. All what she wants is to be breastfed. She does not eat much food to say it is a growth spurt. Have your babies cried that much all day and behave in that way? She started being like that a week ago. My baby boy and her other baby girl wasn' t like that at her age. I will check her molars to see


Nursing is eating... So to say shes not eating anything is an inncorrect statement. Nursing all day and crying sounds likes shes in pain. She could be getting sick. 

bia. 4 kids; ., ., Portugal 102643 posts
Dec 27th '16

Quoting jess_Hunter:

I don't know much about my sisters' supply. The problem is that she is crying too much. All what she wants is to be breastfed. She does not eat much food to say it is a growth spurt. Have your babies cried that much all day and behave in that way? She started being like that a week ago. My baby boy and her other baby girl wasn' t like that at her age. I will check her molars to see


All babies are different.... Sounds like a growth spurt!!!!!!! 

jess_Hunter 1 child; California 1724 posts
Dec 27th '16

I think she is teething and she might need extra supplement, we have tried to give her formula or food and all she wants is to breastfeed. I think she feels a little hungry and she is teething, so the problem will continue until she decides to eat more

tinana+3 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 48316 posts
status Dec 27th '16

Quoting jess_Hunter:

I don't know much about my sisters' supply. The problem is that she is crying too much. All what she wants is to be breastfed. She does not eat much food to say it is a growth spurt. Have your babies cried that much all day and behave in that way? She started being like that a week ago. My baby boy and her other baby girl wasn' t like that at her age. I will check her molars to see


You can't compare her kid to your kid, it doesn't work like that. Growth spurts don't always mean they're eating more, some children will eat less or not at all because they're uncomfortable. How long has this been going on that you're so frustrated just while visiting?

bia. 4 kids; ., ., Portugal 102643 posts
Dec 27th '16

Quoting tinana+2:

You can't compare her kid to your kid, it doesn't work like that. Growth spurts don't always mean they're eating more, some children will eat less or not at all because they're uncomfortable. How long has this been going on that you're so frustrated just while visiting?


A week ago.

tinana+3 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 48316 posts
status Dec 27th '16

Quoting bia.:

A week ago.


Lawd Jesus, wait til they're 7, 8, 9 years old if you can't deal with it now... 38

jess_Hunter 1 child; California 1724 posts
Dec 27th '16

My sister is the one  frustrated, I am just trying to help her she has been like that for a week at least.  I heard growth spurts happen before one year. She is almost 13 months, but I think she is hungry since mom's supplement tends to decrease after one year. 

MrsKW 3 kids; United States 4579 posts
Dec 27th '16

Quoting jess_Hunter:
My sister is the one  frustrated, I am just trying to help her she has been like that for a week at least.  I heard growth spurts happen before one year. She is almost 13 months, but I think she is hungry since mom's supplement tends to decrease after one year. 


Your supply usually won't decrease unless the baby stops nursing as much. It sounds like teething to me. My son was super grumpy (whine and cry pretty much all day long) for a few weeks last time he was teething 

jess_Hunter 1 child; California 1724 posts
Dec 27th '16

We tried to check her and her gums are not swollen, but she could be beginning to teethe. I think my sisters' supplement has reduced and she agrees. Eventually a few days ago she was very active running and walking everywhere, so she was spending more energy, so in fact she needs more supplement. Well, my sister has to be patient, I think if the baby girl eats or accepts the formula the situation will improve a little. We have tried for a week so it will be hard