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Thread: Growth spurt? How to deal afterwards?

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    Default Growth spurt? How to deal afterwards?

    DS turned 9 weeks last Friday. He had been eating every two hours for 8-10 minutes on one side like clockwork, then sleeping 9-12 hours at night. My body was soooo used to that! LOL I wasn't engorged after nighttime sleeping or anything. Then Saturday, he started being very fussy and needing to eat every hour on the hour during the day and up several times to eat at night. He did that until yesterday. He went back to STTN last night and today I woke up extremely engorged/uncomfortable. I know I don't need to pump because that will just tell my body to make more. I hand expressed enough to make me not so miserable. Anything else I can do? Will my body just know in the next few days to go back to the way it was? Think that really was a growth spurt even though it wasn't at the 3 and 6 weeks or 3 and 6 months?

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    Default Re: Growth spurt? How to deal afterward

    Could have been, and things will even back out
    Susan
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    Default Re: Growth spurt? How to deal afterward

    Growth spurts can happen at any time. They are most common at around the time markers you mentioned, but that doesn't mean that they can't happen at other points.
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    Default Re: Growth spurt? How to deal afterward

    Okay, good. It sure seemed like a growth spurt, though this is my first BFing experience with growth spurts. DD was bottle-fed BM until 4 months, then formula. Wasn't much difference, just feed her when she's hungry. DS about wore me out!!!! LOL And today I'm in sooooo much pain! I have a very oald anyway and getting that full/engorged didn't help matters! DS also has reflux pretty bad that we haven't quite figured out meds for, so the oald is just making it worse imo. Ugh! Hopefully my body will regulate itself again soon. We had just gotten into a good routine and, boy, was I LOVING all that sleep/down time I was getting! They're only babies once, though, right?

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    Default Re: Growth spurt? How to deal afterward

    Just go with the flow mama. (easier said than done, I know)
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    Default Re: Growth spurt? How to deal afterward

    I was just about to post and see what the ladies thought if my 9 week old is having a growth spurt. He is doing just what yours did and I was wondering if he was having a growth spurt even though it isn't at one of those time markers. He was sleeping at least 6 hours at night and tonight and last night up every 2 hours at least. I was starting to worry it was my supply.
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