My daughter Mya turned 6 weeks old on Tuesday. She should be going through a growth spurt right about now, which is consistent with her more frequent nursing patterns throughout the day and especially in the evening from about 6 till 11pm. It is also consistent with her obvious growth and increasing baby fat. She is active and very alert and focused. My concern is with her latenight feeding patterns and her pooping patterns of the past week:
First, Feeding: She has continued to fuss at her normal nighttime feeding times with one or two exceptions where she has actually slept right thru a feeding time. (I never wait for her to fully cry, she eats much better if fed before she has a chance to get upset) And I still get her up and check/change her diaper to get her a little more awake and let her know I'll be feeding her momentarily. However, at her normal 2am and 4 am feedings she has latched and gone immediately back to sleep without taking more than a sip. Then, also, her 6 am feeding has been much shorter than usual. She has fewer wet diapers in the late night now too. It seems as if she is starting to condition herself to sleep thru the night. I just don't know if this is "healthy" for her at this young age to as long as 7 hours between feedings.
As for pooping: She still has normal yellow runny/seedy poops, but has gone from at least 4 per day to only 2. She still has tiny little "spots" of poop (literally less than 1/4 of a teaspoon) in almost every diaper change but did before too. Hubby and I get worried and almost count the minutes between those loud telltale poopy "farts"
Note: She has frequent wet diapers thrughout the day I would say she has at least 10 wet diapers in any 24 hour period.
I am assuming that this is all normal signs of her getting "older", but one can never worry TOO much LOL. And I'm sorry for being so wordy, but the more info I give, the more knowledgable the replies can be, I think. If anyone says, "this doesn't sound normal", my immediate action would be to call the pediatrician, of course.