DD was gaining about 7 ounces per week. The last 3 weeks though she has begun a cycle where 1 week she will gain only 3 ounces, then the next week 6-8 ounces, and then this past week gained only 3 again. SHOULD I BE WORRIED?
I can account for only a couple of even possible reasons this could be. 1. In the last month or so she has come to absolutely love standing. She doesn't want to just be held. She wants to stand. If she didn't get tired she'd stand all the time. She has even started trying to take her first step. So could this added movement and activity be a possible cause? 2. We think she is teething. Yesterday she couldn't sleep for more than a half hour at a time without waking up crying. At night she will only stay asleep if she has my nipple in her mouth almost all the time. I can also feel a hard protruding ridge in the center of her front upper gums. Could teething do it?
DD is 14 weeks, 1 day.
That week she gained more she did seem to have a growth spurt where she was constantly eating, but other than that her eating has been normal. She has a good number of diapers each day, wet and poopy (Friday she had 5 poopy diapers, 4 in the space of a half hour, but usually she has a normal number) so I think she is getting enough to eat. Although she is getting more distracted while eating and pulls on and off a lot, I can hear her gulping when she nurses.