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do they go through phases of sleeping and eating more ... ?

just recently my 8 week old son was eating almost 7 ounces and staying awake alot, but in the past 3 days, he has been sleeping ALOT, barley staying awake at all and eating 4 ounces, sometimes less. is that normal? do they go through phases where they sleep and eat more and less??


Asked by PURPULbutterfly at 12:30 AM on Jul. 19, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • They do...babies have random growth spurts that can attribute to their changes in eating habits.

    Answer by countrygirl1987 at 12:38 AM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • Yup, its a growth spurt. they hit ones at 2 weeks, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months and so on.

    Answer by vickwu at 12:55 AM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • Sounds like a growth spurt.....He'll be demanding more to eat anytime now.

    Answer by Love2BMommy77 at 1:48 AM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • Odds are, it will cease soon as you notice clothes fitting differently. It is hard to see your baby grow as you see them all the time, but they do. And others will notices more readily than you do. Be prepared to maybe deal with some extra strength cranky for a while too.

    Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 3:22 AM on Jul. 19, 2009