Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

1 Bump

Growth Spurt??? HELP!

My son is 4.5 months old and I am not sure if he is going through a growth spurt or if he just wants more food per feeding. He used to make it 2.5-3 hours between feedings and now he wants to eat every 2. The problem is he has severe acid reflux so I don't want to over feed him every two hours. This may be a silly question but how can you tell if it's a growth spurt or just fussiness?

Answer Question

Asked by Lisa.Price at 3:15 PM on Aug. 25, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

Level 13 (1,204 Credits)
Answers (4)
  • Growth spurts and fussiness go hand in hand so if he is actually eating every 2 hours, then feed him. We also dealt with reflux.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 3:17 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • If he's hungry then feed him. Get a formula (if that's what you use) that reduces his reflux.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 3:28 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • His reflux is under control..... was just wondering about signs of a growth spurt..

    Comment by Lisa.Price (original poster) at 4:00 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • If he's hungry more often & sleeping more & a little fussy it most definitely could be a growth spurt.

    Answer by MamaBloom777 at 5:03 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.