Friday, January 23, 2009

6-Week Growth Spurt

I noticed at the beginning of this week that Riley was eating so much more frequently than she had before. Up until that point she would eat about every 2-3 hours during the day, and every 4 hours or so at night. Now she is eating nearly every 1-2 hours during the day and every 2-3 hours at night.

On Monday I picked up my "Your Baby's First Year, Week by Week" book and sure enough, right under 'Week 6' it stated that your baby would be going through a growth spurt around this time and would need to eat more often. Dr. K even reassured me at our appointment on Tuesday that if she needs to eat this often, let her eat this often ... it will subside.

Riley is actually 7-weeks old today, so I wonder how soon these additional feedings will end. I don't mind them at all and I am not complaining, but I am just hoping that she isn't eating more frequently through the night out of 'habit' rather than 'hunger'. We'll see what the next week brings! As long as she is getting enough to eat and is healthy and growing, I am a happy mama!

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