Eat Your F***ing Food

My daughter developed jaundice right after she was born and had a fairly low birth weight because I had to be induced three weeks early. I had trouble breastfeeding and called it quits after about a month of nipple shields and pumping around the clock. Naturally, I developed anxiety over her weight gain.

After a trial and error of a few different brands, we settled on Enfamil Gentlease. She started packing on the pounds and her pediatrician was delighted. So were my nipples.

At around 4 months she started to have discomfort from teething. At exactly 6 months she began refusing her bottles, with no teeth to show for it! She was in so much pain and I didn’t know what to do. Every time she needed to eat it was a fight.

To this day (one month later), she still prefers to play with food, take a giant mouthful only to spit it out at me, and rip her bib off.

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Dear Baby Z,

Please, eat your food. Does it really taste as bad as you say? You gag, but do you really mean it or is this some sick mind game you insist on playing daily? Yesterday, you loved sweet potatoes. Today, you dumped them on the floor mommy had just mopped. Last week you couldn’t get enough of your homemade beet puree and this week it looks like you murdered something on your high chair. Why do you pick small pieces of lint off of the floor and devour them like it is your last meal, but turn your nose up to green beans? Why do you scrape your oatmeal off of your tongue and proceed to run your fingers through your hair? Why do you bat away your bottle in disgust like it’s a bitter cough medicine? Eat your f***ing food. 

Love,

Momma

 

Here is a bonus video from the “Pump and Dump Show” that made me giggle:

8 Comment

  1. That babies face is just to die for!

    1. MommaMusing says: Reply

      Thank you! 😀 I made her. Lol.

  2. Ah, your story could be mine. It does get better. My now 9yo went through a stage just after she turned 2 where when she was finished eating she would flip her plate off her tray onto the floor. Every. Damn. Meal. Looking back on it, I think she did it just to see Mommy lose her shit. 😜😂😡 Anyway, as I said, it does get better. Then they move into the next stage.

    As for the difficulty nursing, Google “inadequate breast tissue” or “inadequate mammary glands”. It’s a real thing, even for those of us generously endowed. I won’t go into my breastfeeding nightmares, but I was so very relieved, and dare I say happy???, when Junior self weaned at 6 months.

    As a side note, I found you over in Eden’s group Blogger Insights. Keep up the good work and Mama On. Cheers!

    1. Hey Melissa,

      Thank you for your comment! I am glad I am not alone 😀 I will definitely run a google search on those phrases haha, I haven’t heard of that!

      Say hi to me in the group, I would love to check your blog out 🙂

      xo

  3. Ooh, look at the bright side: If that food was MakeUp, she would be a beautiful Instagram model!
    She is a cutie.
    Well, I have no experience in being a Mother, I am trying very hard to convince my boyfriend that I would be a great one, though… I can only wish you good luck, she seems to know exactly where she wants the food, which is amazing for a kid her age, she shows a lot of determination.
    Anyway, jokes aside, I can only imagine your frustration, we can only do so much until we start realising that it shouldn’t be this way, but I am certain she will grow over it, and you will succeed.
    You have an amazing humor, and I am following you. You really are very humorous and I believe we need more of this in our world, at the moment.

    Thank you for making me smile!

    1. MommaMusing says: Reply

      Thank you for the beautiful comment. Following you back!

  4. The baby is too cute! 😍

    1. MommaMusing says: Reply

      Thank you! 😁

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