Well I hope not!!
My baby is now 6 weeks and 5 days old. She started getting very fussy in the evening last Friday until Monday. She fed non-stop from 7 pm till 11 pm and then passed out for 4 hours. I thought ok , this is a growth spurt and will end in a couple of days. Since Tuesday its gotten more frequent. She feeds non-stop from 10 am till 10 pm and then passes out. She does not sleep except for at the boob. I let her at my boob for a good hour switching once in between. When I take her off and try to get her to play she does for about 10-25 mins and then starts fussing/ crying again. As soon as I get her off my breast she starts furiously sucking her fist.
Visitors who come home and see her in between feeding sessions keep telling me "she is starving" and this pisses me off because I have been at it all day!
Wel till yesterday I was confident she was having a growth spurt but today I feel that she is really not getting enough milk and is very very hungry. We had a lot of wet and poop diapers yesterday. Today she has had 3 wet diapers since 6 am and its 4 pm now.
She woke up at 5 am , I was completely full. She fed for an hour. And then on and off till 7 am. By this point I felt soft and empty. She got back at me at 8:30 till 9:30. Cried when I took her off. Had a bath and got back at the boob at 12 pm and I just left her at my boob switching her back and forth couple times from then till 4pm. When I took her off her stomach still did not have that semi full look. She was sucking her fist in her sleep and looked unsettled. I have put her down in her cot now and am just hoping she sleeps for a while so I can catch up on stuff.
When I tried to hand express after this mega session am still getting drops and squirts of milk. So is she getting enough milk? Does this sound like a growth spurt? How long will it last? Its been 8 days already and the frequency of feeding is getting more and not less.