Hello. I am in need of some suggestions. I have a 5 month old son who has been having trouble for the past month and I can not figure out what is going on. He sounds and looks like he is having a temper tantrum: screaming/yelling at the top of his lungs (not crying), kicking legs and arms, pulling my hair, scratching me. My husband and I are very committed to attachment parenting. I bf on demand, co-sleep, baby wear, and practice elimination communication with our son, so I try to be aware of his needs as humanly possible. I also know that he is teething. The screaming can occur spontaneously at any time. He go from being very happy to screaming (like a tantrum) in a matter of seconds. I am aware that 5 month old babies cannot have tantrums. However, I am concerned because he is trying to tell me something and I do not know what it is. He just had a doctor's appointment and he is perfectly healthy. I use minimal to no cow's milk and drink goat's milk. I am mostly convinced that this has nothing to do with my diet. This has gotten so frustrating that it is difficult to parent him the way my husband and I desire (attachment parenting). We thought is was a phase like many of his others at first, but he has not let up and only increased with intensity. Any suggestions will be great!
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1/24/09 at 10:08pm