My baby is nearly 18 weeks old, and for the last couple of days and in particular the nights, she has been very VERY grumpy, and demanding milk a lot more. There are a few reasons I can think of that might explain it, but I'm not sure which one is most likely, and whichever one it is will determine what I do about it. Firstly, she's 18 weeks - about time to start weaning? I wanted to do the baby-led weaning thing, but I think 18 weeks is a bit early for this. Does she need more than just her breastmilk yet? Secondly, she could just be having a growth spurt which is making her a bit hungrier than usual. Thirdly, I took her abroad with me because I had to do some work setting up our ski apartments, and it was quite a stressful few days for her. I'm wondering if it wore her out and she is needing a bit of help and comfort to get back to normal. It was also stressful for me and I was wondering if this could have affected my milk supply and she is feeding more because I'm not giving her enough. She's got plenty in her nappies though! Should I start her on solids now or is it just a phase? If I can wait just a couple more weeks to give her solids I will have the help and support of my husband and mum.