Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Frequency Days

Raees has changed his feeding habits in the past 3 days.

Before this he feeds every 2-3 hours for about 30-40 minutes each time. However lately, he's been demanding milk almost every hour (and sometimes within less than an hour) with each session lasting an average of 15 minutes.

So I googled about sudden increase in breastfeeding frequency in babies and this was what I found out: Babies at about 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months of age go through a phase called growth spurts. For 2-3 days, they will feed more often.

OK that helped. But it didn't mention about the shorter duration of each feeding. So can Raees be considered going through growth spurts right now?

He hiccups and stretches a lot though - a sign of growth, according to old wives' tale ;)

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