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26/04/2013 at 16:48
A (nearly 3 months) is suddenly spending much longer at each feed. I thought they were meant to get quicker! He's also chewing his fists after feeding. Growth spurt maybe? Or is he becoming less satisfied from my milk? Can that happen? He doesn't really cry in hunger (apart from usually once overnight) and is offered a feed every three hours during the day and every two hours in the evening. His weight gain is fine, although he's a bit of a little shrimp.
Any ideas what might be causing him to take longer?
26/04/2013 at 16:54
Could well be a growth spurt, there is one around 12 weeks. The fist chewing might be early teething or it might simply be that he has become aware of his hands and learnt that he can get them in his mouth. Ride it out for a few days and I'd guess it will settle soon once your supply has caught up with his growing demands.
26/04/2013 at 22:17
A's started chewing his fists too, he's often trying to shove them in his mouth when feeding (he's 9 weeks). At the moment we feed every 3 hours during the day and generally about every 90 minutes from 6pm until about 11. He then sleeps through till 7am (usually!) My boobs feel empty in the evening, but are full again by morning, so I'm assuming that he is just stimulating supply with his evening feeds.
He's also started feeding for longer too, about 35/40 minutes when it was 20-30 minutes at the start of the week.
If his weight gain is fine I wouldn't worry too much about it.
27/04/2013 at 17:26
I think it might be a growth spurt. I fancied a pub lunch and a couple of drinks today so took some expressed milk out of the freezer. I thought I'd defrosted far too much, but he guzzled nearly the whole lot!
He's starting biting too......
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