Well, he can't nurse that often today, bc I'm back at work after our 2 wk Christmas break. But he's been getting up at night every 2 hrs, and wanting to nurse every couple of hrs during the day, too. I wonder: are his gums hurting and he wants comfort? Is he starving and this is his way of telling me to try to start w/feeding some cereal? Is there a problem w/my milk? (I don't think so.) He also seems to need to nurse to fall asleep, which is new--he used to do that sometimes, but not all the time, and now he does.
Any thoughts? Is 5 mo an age when another growth spurt occurs?