Growth Spurt?

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Growth Spurt?
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Wed, 09-09-2009 - 7:40pm

So James is just over 3 months now, and today he's been acting very out of sorts. I'm wondering if it couuld be a growth spurt or something? he's been acting hungry and then frustrated while he's eating, uunlatching and crying every few seconds. He's hardly wanted to play all day and now hes been nursing for like 45 minutes (he never goes that long) or something.

Typically James will eat for 5-10 minutes on one breast about every 3 hours or so. Well today he's been eating ever 1-2 hours, and he just never seems satisfied. I hope it's a growth spurt and not a drop in my supply or something.

Any thoughts?

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Registered: 10-11-2005
In reply to: graceelou02
Wed, 09-09-2009 - 7:48pm
Seems around the right time for a growth spurt, so I'd lean towards that. There is one around 3 days, 1 week, 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and I think 9 months, but I really only remember the ones up to 6 months. There are also mental growth spurts that can happen at anytime as well, and mimic height/weight growth spurts fairly closely. Hopefully he will go back to normal, or close to normal soon.










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In reply to: graceelou02
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 1:43am
They do tend to nurse a bunch more for a couple of days when they're growing & need a milk increase. Keep an eye on his gums too, though as it could also be the beginning of serious teething discomfort. Hopefully he'll do better tomorrow.
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In reply to: graceelou02
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 4:12am
I have no wisdom but I hope he gives your BB's a rest! whew that's a lot of BF'ing!




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Thu, 09-10-2009 - 1:22pm
I think Patrick had a growth spurt right about then. It was his first week of daycare and he drank 20oz each of the two days and nursed like crazy while he was at home. I thought it was a reaction to starting daycare, but the doctor said it was probably a growth spurt. I know how frustrating the unlatching and crying can be. Good luck!
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In reply to: graceelou02
Sat, 09-12-2009 - 10:48pm
He could also not be feeling well--if his nose is a little stuffy it might be harder to eat.

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In reply to: graceelou02
Sun, 09-13-2009 - 11:42am
Megan has been doing the same all this week.

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Tue, 09-15-2009 - 3:18pm
Elena's going through a major growth spurt right now too! Since she eats from a bottle, I know exactly how much she gets - she went from eating a consistent 22-24 oz a day, to suddenly wanting 26-28, and sometimes even 30-32 oz a day, about a week and a half ago! So that's a pretty big difference!

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In reply to: graceelou02
Tue, 09-15-2009 - 3:25pm

Wow! that is a big difference. I'm starting to think it's maybe not a growth spurt. he only ate a bunch that one day and he didn't really grow that much this past week. I get him weighed weekly, and he went from 15 lbs 6oz to 15lbs 9oz, which is only a 3 oz weight gain, much less than his typical 6-8 oz weight gain. So anyway, I don't know what was wrong with him that day. Yesterday he was pretty much upset all day, not wanting to eat, and chewing on everything in sight. So DH got convinced that he must be teething. I'm not convinced since it's so early for teething, but I really hope he starts to feel better soon, because it really did kind of seem like he was in pain or something.

Anyone have thoughts/insight/experience to share on teething??

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In reply to: graceelou02
Tue, 09-15-2009 - 7:48pm
I'd bet on teething too, both of mine have been early teethers though. I think Desmond had his first tooth around 4 months and Eloise was around 4 and a half months with hers.










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Tue, 09-15-2009 - 8:12pm
What were their symptoms like Sarah? The only reason I think it could be teething is because he's way fussier than normal, and it seems like the only things that make him calm down are things meant to help teethers (like chewing on a frozen washcloth, teething rings, biting your fingers)Of course he drools and puts everything in his mouth, but I realize all babies his age do those things, so it's a little hard to pin down. I can't tell if his gums are swollen or not...
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