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Growth spurts v due/birth weight

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2lilcherubs Wed 31-Oct-18 14:04:56

My lo was born at 37 weeks and now 9 weeks old and suddenly unsettled, wanting to feed more but is often fussy at the breast.
Trying to figure out what is wrong.

If born at due date we'd be hitting the 6 week growth spurt around now.

Trying to work out if the bigger growth spurts are timed from due date or birth weight

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 31-Oct-18 18:39:10

That’s an interesting question and honestly, I don’t know. Hopefully you’ll get a few more answers and we’ll find out.

As for being something wrong, nothing youvecsuggested so far is wrong. Has she just been fussy today?

2lilcherubs Wed 31-Oct-18 19:56:34

Lo has been really fussy today. Crying ALOT where before has been calm and settled. If its a spurt that explains it but if not I worry something worse is bothering lo.

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 31-Oct-18 20:13:09

It could well be a spurt. Did LO have one at 6 weeks?

2lilcherubs Wed 31-Oct-18 20:24:02

I'm not entirely sure, we had feeding concerns the that had lasted a few weeks so was feeding crazily then but we're over that and been fine for almost 2 weeks then this

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 01-Nov-18 02:15:39

If you’ve had feeding concerns, are you getting support from a Lactation Consultant or a BFC? Are you getting to any Bfing Support Groups?

If LO is fussy during feeding, have a read of this and see what you think. It might be worth ringing one of the Bfing Support lines in the morning too and talking this through with a BFC. Have you got the numbers? smile

Nomnomhiccup Thu 01-Nov-18 06:51:00

Feeding issues all resolved now, had lots of help from feeding support etc. Baby can now latch like a pro and drains the breast.

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 01-Nov-18 08:12:04

That’s good then. Is she still being fussy while feeding? Was the link of any use? smile

2lilcherubs Thu 01-Nov-18 08:59:35

Hehe fuzziness and crying has only recently started. The Kellymom site is brill but unfortunately doesn't lead me any closer to figuring out whats going on. 😕

nervousFTM Thu 01-Nov-18 10:10:58

Watching with interest as my LO was born a day short of 35 weeks. She arrived nearly 7 weeks ago but is constantly feeding the last two days, I swear there cannot be any milk in there but I'm just letting her try.

She had an acne/eczema flare up from 2.5 weeks which had literally cleared up in the last two weeks, so we aren't giving any dairy (I've stopped eating it and definitely can't give her formula) so I'm literally her only source of food.

She seems very cranky and hungry all the time and like you OP, I find it frustrating to know whether this is a growth spurt or not given her prematurity.

nervousFTM Thu 01-Nov-18 10:17:00

meant to add that the Wonder Weeks app refuses to acknowledge any leaps until their due date - the first is meant to be a at 6 weeks post due date so it does sound like what you're going through!

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 01-Nov-18 10:55:58

I still think that by phoning one of the BFing Helplines, they may be able to help. Have you got the numbers? smile

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