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5 Signs Of A Growth Spurt

Your little one will grow by leaps and bounds during the first year. But how can you tell when your baby is going through a growth spurt? Here are the top signs to look for:

1 Your baby’s appetite increases

It makes sense that if your baby’s having a growth spurt, they will want more to eat. If you’re breastfeeding, nurse your baby whenever they seem hungry. They may go from nursing eight times a day to nursing between 12 times and 14 times a day during a growth spurt.

If you are formula feeding and your baby still acts hungry after a feeding, try adding an extra ounce or two of formula to his bottles. After a growth spurt, your baby may go back to wanting less formula at each feeding. Or, they may stick with the new amount. As your baby gets older – and their tummy gets bigger – they will drink fewer bottles a day with more formula in each.

2 Your baby’s feeding routine may change

You may notice your baby wanting to eat at different times during the day and evening. In fact, their whole routine may go out the window! Try not to get overwhelmed or frustrated. Seek support from friends and family, rest when your baby rests, and hopefully things will settle down in a couple of days.

3 Your baby may be clingier

You may find that your baby wants to be carried or held all the time and cries when they are put down. Offer your baby lots of cuddles to reassure and soothe them. Wearing your baby in a carrier may help them feel secure while giving your arms a break.

Some experts suggest that growth spurts are often accompanied


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