10 week old having a possible growth spurt but also sicky after a feed

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CharlandOscar Wed 23-Jan-13 17:34:06

I think my ds is having his 12 week growth spurt.. He was 2 weeks over due so that would make him the right age ( if it works like that?)He is very tired in the day recently and at night eats every 1-2 hours after midnight.He is however sicking up after most feeds. Not all of it but i figure he's tummy isnt big enough to take the extra milk ? Anyone else found this?

MumOfMissy Thu 24-Jan-13 03:32:19

Depending on how much he is sick and how much he cries, he may have reflux. I'd check with your hv or GP... Re the daytime tiredness, it's normal for babies to sleep a lot, and their sleeping patterns change all the time. If he's sleeping a lot in day and waking often at night, it may be he has his days and nights mixed up. I don't believe in sleep training though, I'd just go with the flow and he will find his own pattern eventually. However if you can't cope with that, ask your hv for advice for how to help him adjust his patterns. They may recommend waking him more in the daytime. I dread to mention Gina Ford but it does work for some people (not me!) . Oh and don't pay too much attention to all this growth spurt and wonder week stuff, all babies are so different! PS are u bf? If so you might find co-sleeping and feeding him lying down means you both get lots more sleep. Just check out the safe sleeping guidelines for co-sleeping. Good luck x

CharlandOscar Thu 24-Jan-13 09:03:21

Thank you! I had taken him to the docs about 4 weeks ago regarding sickness and they said he was fine. I think it was my latch (yes im ebf) and since then he had been fine.
Im wondering if he is eating too much in one go. I do wonder about these growth spurts..

MumOfMissy Thu 24-Jan-13 13:15:59

That always say it is impossible to over feed a BF baby, and if they do drink too much, possetting (sicking) it up again is their way of getting rid of the excess. I've never really noticed my baby having a growth spurt, I just feed her on demand and figure nature knows what she's doing! I think just follow your instincts and go with the flow x

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