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Is this normal? 6wks... Ladee+Grant+Lilly 2 kids; Tallahassee, FL, United States 21066 posts
9th Apr '12

So Lilly was 6wks old Friday...the last day or so it seems like she is so damn ill. If she doesn't have a bottle in her mouth she isn't happy. Sometimes she will only take a couple of ounces, normally now her feeds are 4-5oz. She is typically waking up ever 2-3hrs, sometimes we make it to 3.5....but now it's maybe 1.5hrs to 2.5...I mean is this a growth spurt? And when she is awake...forget a bouncy seat. Forget a swing. Forget propping her upright in a corner forget anything you can do to get things done at home...hell no. If she is awake she wants to be sitting on your chest face level staring you directly in your face. Even when she isn't looking in your face thats the position she wants to be in. I'm just...idk. I'm not complaining...I'm just wondering if this is normal for a 6wk old. (She was born at 35wks btw)

Dirk&Kristians mommy Due June 26 (boy); 1 child; Oil City, Pennsylvania 16 posts
9th Apr '12

They usually do go through a growth spurt at 6 weeks but if she seems really upset or its upsetting you a lot it doesn't hurt to ask her Dr :)

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
9th Apr '12

my LO turned 6 weeks old yesterday & was also a 35 weeker! how ironic. but i'm going through the EXACT same thing. i'm assuming growth spurt as well. it's a bit frustrating since I breastfeed. I can't do ANYTHING without her on a boob. They typically have growth spurts at 3 weeks, 6 weeks, then 3 months & 6 months. Hang in there!

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
9th Apr '12

i just saw your edd was march 30th, that was Ryleigh's too! :) She was born February 26th.

Ladee+Grant+Lilly 2 kids; Tallahassee, FL, United States 21066 posts
10th Apr '12
Quoting Ryleigh's Mommy ♥:" i just saw your edd was march 30th, that was Ryleigh's too! :) She was born February 26th."




Haha Lilly was born the 24th!! That's so funny!! Yes this is what I imagine it would be like if we BFed...she would constantly be on the boob! I am starting to wonder how much of it might be comfort related and how much is legit hunger...

fierce 2 kids; Long Beach, California 4774 posts
10th Apr '12

I personally don't believe that babies comfort eat unless they are spitting excessively after feedings, which really could mean a variety of things. I think babies should be fed on demand however much they want. Also, most 6wk olds who are breastfed are on the boob 24/7. As for wanting to be held, totally normal! Especially if you are the primary caretaker...think about it, you're all she knows, everything else is new. So you're her security blanket. Wear your baby! Its great for both of you.

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
10th Apr '12
Quoting fierce:" I personally don't believe that babies comfort eat unless they are spitting excessively after feedings, ... [snip!] ... it, you're all she knows, everything else is new. So you're her security blanket. Wear your baby! Its great for both of you."


this is exactly what i told SO's mother. she's old fashioned & literally tries TAKING her off my boob because i'm just "spoiling" her. needless to say i haven't been over for a while. but i completely agree with that.

Ladee+Grant+Lilly 2 kids; Tallahassee, FL, United States 21066 posts
10th Apr '12
Quoting fierce:" I personally don't believe that babies comfort eat unless they are spitting excessively after feedings, ... [snip!] ... it, you're all she knows, everything else is new. So you're her security blanket. Wear your baby! Its great for both of you."

Always full of good advice, as usual! I've really been thinking about getting a sling for home use. I go back to work Monday so she will be with a good friend of mine while I work. It's also probably part growth spurt...and part me being sick and ill so things bother me more than usual.