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Is there a 12/13 week growth spurt?

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belindarose Sat 29-Sep-12 16:15:34

My DS has fed constantly from midnight last night. The longest I've had without him attached has been the occasional half hour here and there. Thank goodness my DM is staying and can look after 3 yo DD.

We'd sort of been finding our feet, as it were, so looking for reassurance that this won't go on forever!

BettyStogs Sat 29-Sep-12 16:50:44

I think there's supposed to be one around 3 months so sounds about right. When DS was 12 weeks he fed through an entire mum and baby yoga class, which wasn't like him as had always been quite an efficient feeder. Wouldn't have minded but I'd paid £7 for the class grin

belindarose Sat 29-Sep-12 20:52:06

It's now been 30 hours of actual feeding over the last 36 hours. It will stop, won't it? I can't put him down at all. Going slightly mad. And my kindle is broken sad.

sittinginthesun Sat 29-Sep-12 20:54:18

There's a big development spurt at 12-13 weeks. DS1 used to get particularly hungry before development spurts as well as growth spurts. Hope you're nearly there...

belindarose Sat 29-Sep-12 20:55:55

I hope he develops enough to go down to the kitchen and get his own food. He can bring me a drink while he's at it.

elfycat Sat 29-Sep-12 20:59:47

DDs did this at about 3 months. It's a few days of mad feeding with a fussy child, then your milk kicks up a notch and you're off back to normal.

oopsiforgot Sat 29-Sep-12 21:01:23

I know 16 weeks was a killer for me but suppose they are all different.

oopsiforgot Sat 29-Sep-12 21:02:03

Take it 1 feed at a time, yes it will pass x

belindarose Sat 29-Sep-12 21:03:42

Thanks for the encouragement. I'm sure it will pass (ready for the next time!)

belindarose Sun 30-Sep-12 07:22:27

It hasn't passed yet. All night feeding again...

elfycat Tue 02-Oct-12 19:43:47

How are you getting on?

These feeding frenzies did take about a week or so to subside. Should be nearly there if that's the issue. If it's not settling can you find a BF meetup to go to for advice/support. They may be able to check the latch hasn't shifted etc. or reassure you.

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