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Breastfeeding tip : Recognising a growth spurt

* You feel as though you haven't got enough
* Baby getting upset at the breast (though can be a sign of other common problems)
* Baby is breastfeeding often or almost nonstop (feel like baby is always wanting to feed)
* A baby who was previously sleeping through the night is now waking to breast feed several times
* Baby will latch and unlatch, fussing in between

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Post by kay on Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:18 pm

Corey hasnt stopped feeding for the last 24 hours! I even had to pick boys up from playschool with him feeding in sling twice!
He normally sleeps through for at least 7 hours - he was feeding every 2 last night.
He's getting dead excited watching me eat - but i really dont want to start introducing any solids yet as i want to try BLW, so im hoping it is a growth spurt.
I cant even pump anything atm as he is constantly draining me Laughing
I know my supply will up to match his needs, I guess i'm just looking for reassurance that he is due a growth spurt and isnt looking for 'extra' food so to say!
(I know he gets all he needs from BM, so dont know why im posting this lol, just a bit frustrated i guess!)

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Post by emmiesmummy on Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:18 pm

Kay, i think youve already answered your own questions !! Laughing
Growth spurt sounds right but i know the others will be along soon to put your mind at rest
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Post by Kasia80 on Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:56 pm

yup, growth spurt booked at 16 weeks. :Razz: you are doing great hun!
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Post by SarahW on Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:22 pm

Very Happy you already knew the answer but well done for keeping up with him. i'm sure he will settle down again soon.
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Post by piesmummy2006 on Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:02 pm

your doing great!!!!! :aww:
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Post by Natasha on Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:26 pm

:aww: Yep sounds right to me, aww it wont last too long hun :aww:

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Post by happy_chick on Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:45 am

Your doing great, I found that growth spurt one of the hardest! good job mummy Very Happy
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Post by SarahW on Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:04 am

Hope things are a little easier for you today and that corey is a little more settled. :bighug:
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Post by kay on Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:55 pm

Thanks Sarah!
He woke up twice in the night, but has been a little more settled today.
He seems to be feeding little and often - i guess the warm weather isnt helping either!

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Post by Kasia80 on Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:20 pm

now when you posted about pains and sore boobs it could be AF speaking too. :ohdear:
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Post by Helen on Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:38 pm

Glad he's a bit more settle today kay :aww:

Bethany still wakes every 2ish hours in night :iconsad: wish hers was jusy a growth spurt lol
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Post by Kasia80 on Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:46 pm

hmpf @ twice at night. At age of 3 months Maya was waking up zillion times per night. She is 17 months and she is still waking up. hmpf.
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Post by Squiglet on Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:30 am

Its a growth spurt...lil miss fed constantly from 12 to 17 weeks.. she was also being sick over 12 times a day, a few oz's each time... so I discussed things with out paediatrician who suggested weaning.

like you I wanted to try BLW and it would have been fine if they would have given me baby gaviscon and I didn't have to return to work... but circumstances were what they were...

If you are there to feed constantly... then do it Smile you'll never regret it... :bighug:
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Post by Natasha on Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:38 pm

How is it going now Kay?

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Post by kay on Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:47 pm

well i think all my recent posts need to link into one!
different things have all come together.

He is still 'snacking' - and coming off as though boobs are empty - but i keep putting him on and making him suck :iconredface:
My boobs are achy, nips tender, im hormonal, and have bad period cramping, but no blood. Oh and i put washing in the bin and rubbish in the washing machine Shocked
I have started taking magnesium and calcium supplement and EPO.

So, a possible growth spurt with possible dip in milk due to possible AF and sore boobs.

Lifes good! :haha:

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Post by Natasha on Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:48 pm

:aww: aww i hope it gets better for you soon, just another hurdle.

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Post by SarahW on Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:22 pm

:bighug: :bighug: :bighug:
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