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    Question growth spurt question

    hi ladies- just a dumb question about the 3 mo growth spurt... DD will be 12 wks tomorrow but i consider her 3 mo bday to be on 8/18 since she was born on 5/18. is this when i should expect the GS? yesterday all she did was nurse, nurse, nurse which is unusual for her & now today she is really fussy- does the GS happen at 12 wks or at the 3 mo mark? can a GS come early? any ideas? thanks.

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    Mine will be 12 weeks old on the 12th of this month. I've been wondering the same thing. He has been sleeping through the night for a while now, and then the past couple of days he's been waking up around 0300 to nurse. I chalked it up to the reflux, and reflux med playing with him. Now I'm not so sure. He probably is hitting his GS. The book I read goes by weeks. I'll be interested to see some more responses though. I'm pretty sure it's per the individual too.

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    My dd had her growth spurt between 11 and 12 weeks old. She was basically fussy and nursed more all day and night for 3 days. NOTHING like the 3 week or 6 week growth spurts - thank goodness for my boobs!!

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    that's a good point AJsmommy- she woke up and wanted to nurse i think 3 times last night! that is so uncommon for her. it must be a growth spurt! she is just being so fussy today, almost acting colicky, which she has not done since her 6 wk GS. i just got her content & i am eating for the first time today (it's almost 1:00! poor mommy ) . i just can't explain her behavior if it's not a GS, i haven't eaten anything out of the norm in the past few days or anything & she's not sick.

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    My Annie has the same birthday and is doing the same thing so I guess it is normal! I was geting concerned about low suppply or something was wrong.

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    wow- your dd was born 5/18 too? that's cool. yes it must be the 3 mo GS then. she is eating eating eating away! she is usually in bed by eight or nine and she is still awake as we speak (10:45) still wanting to eat more but mommy needed a boobie break!

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    Little man ate every two hours yesterday. He usually goes every 3-3 1/2. But, he slept through the night from 2100-0500, nursed, then woke up for good a few minutes ago. Go figure, he increases my supply all day, and then sleeps all night and leaves me hangin. How do you spell reliefe? N-U-R-S-I-N-G.....

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    oh AJsmommy- at least you got some sleep! DD ate several times last night. sooooo unlike her. luckily we have side-lying mastered so i could keep sleeping. i just left it out and let her have at it! she sounded like a little piggie w/ all the snorting and grunting! you'd think she hadn't eaten in days! kayleigh eats normally about every 2 hrs so yesterday was more like every hour. feels like those early days. oh well, at least we are getting to snuggle a lot!

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