Re: Can not eating be a sign of a growth spurt?
Not as long as he's fed on demand and is fed enough overall. You can expect a baby to have a mix of long and short feedings. Sometimes the baby is really hungry and eats a lot, sometimes he just wants a snack or a drink. Sometimes the baby wants to settle in for a long, leisurely, comfortable nursing session, sometimes he's going to be all business and get his needs met very quickly.
If he doesn't eat well for one feeding (i.e. he only eats for a few minutes instead of 15-20 minutes), will that negatively impact my milk supply?
The answer to this question varies widely between individuals. Some moms will adjust within a few days or weeks, some will continue to produce excess milk for months. And remember, the adjustment process isn't a one-time thing. It continues as long as your baby nurses. If he needs more milk, more nursing will result in greater supply. If he needs less, or mom limits the baby's nursing opportunities, the baby will take less and milk supply will dwindle.
And how long does it take for my body to learn to produce only what baby needs?
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