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Growth Spurt? And Spit Up!

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SophieSkaterina Tue 08-Feb-05 12:05:50

My perfect nearly four week old enormous (11lb plus) baby boy has altered his eating habits drastically over the last three days. He has changed from feeding happily every 3 - 4 hours for 15 - 45 mins and then sleeping like an angel after "playing" sweetly by looking around him all agog - to feeding frantically every 1 - 2 hours for a good 35 - 50 mins of total armpit draining baracuda like suction. He then won't settle but spits up lots of the milk he has previously be draining me of which seems to disturb him a little - though less than it disturbs me I suppose. I have just seen milk come out of his nose on the last session - though he is now sleeping calmly. Sorry such a long post - but any calming "that sounds totally normal to me" would be so welcome. On a practical level does anyone know if he will return to his very comfortable (for me) relaxed "routine" by himself once this "spurt" is over - and does anyone know how much longer I can expect this to go on for?- I don't think my nipples can take it!

tiktok Tue 08-Feb-05 12:26:12

That sounds perfectly normal to me, Sophie

Truly, it does. The extra feeds are normal, the spitting up is normal, both are temporary, and yes, he will settle down to a new pattern after it. Can't say when but soon!!

Shouldn't hurt your nipples, though.....

highlander Tue 08-Feb-05 15:49:07

ooh, that sounds just like my DS

I don't know what growth spurts do to their little brains, but DS would suck me dry then gob back up what he didn't need. At 4 weeks old his weight gain was 12-16 oz per week!

SophieSkaterina Wed 09-Feb-05 08:00:24

Thank you both for your reassuring responses. He seems to be settling down even now - back to feeding every three hours and considerably more chirpy than he has been over the last three days. Spit up less too... how extraordinary they are these little ones. I am now reading the nipple shield strand to see if I can get some top tips to avoid the pain. XXXXXXXXXX Thank you so much.

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