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Dont know whats going on...............

For the last 6 weeks Joreena has been going to sleep at 7pm and only waking up for one feed at 3ish then will sleep til 7am. The last 4 nights she has been getting up every 2 hours to eat and will suck down 4oz likes its nobodys business. What could she be going thru? Should I try to give her more milk and maybe change the nipple to a medium flow?

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bethyw76

Asked by bethyw76 at 10:24 AM on Feb. 22, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • maybe she is growing and needs the extra food
    devinalexis

    Answer by devinalexis at 10:26 AM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • It sounds like the first growth spurt.
    mrs.coop

    Answer by mrs.coop at 10:26 AM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • it could be a growth spurt..or it could be teething..how old is she?
    dmdemes

    Answer by dmdemes at 10:26 AM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • she is growing and able to tolerate more food so she is hungry
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 10:27 AM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • I agree with growth spurt
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 10:50 AM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • Shes 11 weeks. If its a growth spurt, how long does it last?
    bethyw76

    Comment by bethyw76 (original poster) at 11:12 AM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • I think it is a growth spurt too. You may want to try giving her 6-8 ounces and see if that helps
    MChildressDem

    Answer by MChildressDem at 11:57 AM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • probably having a growth spurt. christopher eats like that when he's growing a lot, then calms down and goes back to his normal schedule(or at least, normal for him lol) i wouldnt worry too much give it time before changing things...then maybe check with ur dr to rule out any health concerns im sure shes fine :)
    pagwife55

    Answer by pagwife55 at 12:38 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • Growth spurts tend to come at or near "3s." It's 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, etc.... Heck, my 8 1/2 year old STILL seems to hit a major growth spurt in 3 month increments. LOL! At about 6 months away from his next birthday, he'll go to bed one night and wake up the next morning with everything in his closet noticeably shorter. At about 3 months out from his birthday I need to restock his wardrobe with the next size lest he look like he's wearing capris to school. ;)

    You can adjust her intake up a bit. The growth spurt could yield a higher than average feeding demand - but even after she may still be looking for more than she gets today simply because she's fueling a bigger body. How long it lasts will depend on her. It varies with each kid. My 6 yr old will go for about a week -- still to this day - eating everything in sight right before she pops up a bit in height. Her brother will graze for longer than that. . .
    ldmrmom

    Answer by ldmrmom at 12:48 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • its more than likely she is going through a growth spurt. many kids will suck down a bottle like none other and be fine for a couple of hours and then be hungry again.
    chrisrmom

    Answer by chrisrmom at 1:04 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

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