Why is my baby eating so much now?

User - posted on 02/09/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




My baby is 7 weeks old. He was born 6 weeks early. He has been eating about 3 oz every 3 hours for a few weeks. Yesterday he ate 3 oz every 2 hours, sometimes every 1.5 hours. Is this normal? He doesn't nurse, but I am pumping. I am worried if this keeps up that I won't be able to keep up. He also hasn't been sleeping as long as he use to, maybe an hour at a time.


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Kaitlin - posted on 02/09/2012




Yep! Totally normal- sounds like a growth spurt! Don't expect much sleep for the next night or two, but it should only last about three days. Typically they happen around 2, 4 and 6 weeks, again at 3, 6 and 9 months, but all babies are a little different! Just go with it and in a few days it should settle back down. Your little booger is growing up a storm!

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