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2 growth spurts in a row at 6 and 8 weeks... is this possible?
« on: January 23, 2008, 11:43:39 am »
Hi everyone,

My 8wo has been doubling her food intake (she is breastfed) over the past 3 days after a week or so of 10-minute feeds and great sleeps (5-6 hour stretches!) and an earlier 2-breast feeding splurge at 6 weeks (which also completely disrupted her nighttimes).  Specifically, she has lately been feeding from both breasts at every feed and she has started waking up for feeds twice a night (1 or 2am and 5 or 6am), and not sleeping from 10pm until ~2am, after previously having woken up only at around 3am... 

Could this be another growth spurt, even though it is so soon after the 6-week one?  Otherwise should I try to deny her an extra feed at 5am?  Also, between 10pm and 2am she is now just sitting in her cot with her eyes open and the occasional cries - I have tried sh-pat, swaddling, holding her, pacifier, and eventually feeding her but she keeps on waking up 2 minutes after the dozes off.  The only explanation I can come up with is another growth spurt - I am praying that is the case because if not I am afraid she may be mixing up her nights and days all of a sudden since she naps great during the day. 

Btw Emma tests as a textbook baby these days, though depending on when I take the test she has also come out as a touchy and an angel baby before... 

Thanks for any advice! 

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Re: 2 growth spurts in a row at 6 and 8 weeks... is this possible?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2008, 16:16:37 pm »
My dd had growth spurts at both 6 and 8 weeks, and they were pretty major, so it could be that....just my ho.


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Re: 2 growth spurts in a row at 6 and 8 weeks... is this possible?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2008, 21:46:29 pm »
Yes - not uncommon to have growth spurts at 6 and 8 weeks. Happening as we speak in this house! :)
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