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Growth spurt at 10 weeks?

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squizita Mon 01-Dec-14 09:17:23

Can babies have these late? My DD is 10 weeks - last 2 days she's been classic "growth spurt": starving hungry when she feeds, more evening/night feeds, sleepy, alert but needing lots of tlc when awake.
She did kind of miss her 8 week one - slow, steady gain of 3 1/2 lb a week since week 6 (she is small to start with but healthy).

I really bloody hope it is as it will get the HV off my back about "calories in" (which GP nurse has already confirmed isn't an issue based on a check over). smile

weebairn Mon 01-Dec-14 13:23:13

They can have them at any time - the growth spurt ages you read about are only a general guide.

I think my baby had a growth spurt from weeks 1-8…

Sounds like you're doing a grand job with her squiz and now might be the time to start thinking about spacing out HV appointments before anyone messes with any of your good work wink

weebairn Mon 01-Dec-14 13:25:43

btw, I remember being soooo jealous that you'd already had your baby, weeks and months and years before I had mine it felt like… clearly it was actually only 10 days smile

PenguinsandtheTantrumofDoom Mon 01-Dec-14 15:06:52

They can have them any time.

Is there a reason why your HV is so on top of you Squizita? I've seen a few threads where they seem to be breathing down your neck and generally not helping?

squizita Mon 01-Dec-14 16:42:17

She's gone down 1 percentile and there are a "team" of Hv rather than one so they are all incredibly risk averse and luckily don't want to DO anything just see me weekly!!

All have told me they're not worried off the record. But on the record it's come weekly or they will phone me and ask me why!
I live in an area with some deprived parts I wonder if there was a 'near miss' or neglect case they missed hence they watch everyone.
Several people I know have had similar.

I've worked with kids all my life so know the pressure and the signs of a slightly panicked over stretched team!

tiktok Mon 01-Dec-14 17:42:54

squizita, maybe now is the time to let your HVs know that their attitude is not helping your anxiety. Your baby's behaviour is well within normal - babies' feeding behaviour can be exactly as you describe at any time, whether or not it is labelled 'growth spurt' smile

PenguinsandtheTantrumofDoom Mon 01-Dec-14 17:47:20

I am glad tiktok is here to say that. It is exactly what I thought, but obviously that was just gut instinct for me and not professional.

squizita Mon 01-Dec-14 19:29:11

Thanks. .. part of me worries they'll hear "mild anxiety " abd demand weekly appointments for that as if I'm totally off my rocker! Some of them seem more anxious than me lol! grin

I might just say to them straight either refer me to the gp nurse who is already happy with her or leave me alone. But that would require someone taking responsibility for a decision! hmm

Honestly she's full of beans with chubby cheeks and clearly not wasting away. Even I can see that!

Redling Mon 01-Dec-14 21:13:22

I don't suppose there's a chance they want to see you because they think it will reassure you? If you are showing that you are anxious over her weight gain they might mistakenly think that by weighing her more you'll see she is gaining and then feel better? But it could be as you say, they have some kind of policy that they want more regular weighing that they apply to everyone. Annoying for you! Enjoy her guzzling smile

squizita Mon 01-Dec-14 21:23:37

Nah I don't think they're that switched on.

There's a weird system where a less trained helper weighs, then if they are worried (and they never know whether to be worried or not!) They send you in to the Hv proper. Often a different one. So its all a bit of a kerfuffle. Helpers want to be cautious, hv take anyone sent through as a concern ... even if personally they're not worried "the system" is! hmm

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