3 Month Old Baby Growth Spurt

Submitted by Nick on January 17, 2012

It is quite common for a three month old baby growth spurt to occur. Before we go onto the signs of a 3 month old baby growth spurt, it is necessary to understand what exactly a growth spurt is. There will be several growth spurts during your baby's first year. The most obvious symptom of growth spurts are cluster feedings. This is when the baby nurses several times, close together. For instance, if your baby used to feed regularly after every 3 hours and suddenly wants to eat more frequently, it is likely that your baby is going through a growth spurt and needs more food. The many growth spurts a baby go through during the first...


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.year accounts for the dramatic changes in height and weight between the time it is born and by the time it is a year oldl Babies have some typical ages where they go through growth spurtst

Do remember, however, that each baby is different and if your baby does not have a growth spurt at the times give below, do not get unduly alarmede A growth spurt at any time is considered normala The growth spurts affect a nursing mum the most, but will affect the feeding schedule of every infant, whether on breast or bottlel Some babies grow in obvious growth spurts in which they do not gain weight in a week or two and then gain a lot of weight over a few daysy The first growth spurt usually occurs when the baby is between 7 and 10 days oldl The next typical age for a growth spurt is 6 weeksk Next is the 3 month old baby growth spurtsa This is followed by growth spurts at 6 months and 9 monthsh Once again, these are approximate ages and there is no need for concern if the baby is growing properly and is healthy as welll

So if you notice that your 3 month old is suddenly not sleeping through the night or starts to awaken earlier or is hungrier, remember that these are signs of your 3 month old newborn's growth spurtr Your baby may be around 3 months or 4 months old when you start to feel that he/she needs something more solid than breast milk or formulal Do check with your pediatrician before you start solids at this timem A growth spurt is common during the 3-4 months of age and this may be all that your baby is going throughg You may find that your 3 month old baby growth spurt makes your baby eat non stop, as he/she did when he/she was a newbornr These cluster feedings that once again accompany your 3 month old baby's growth spurt are a sign of her increased hunger and not a sign to add solid foods to his/her diete Also remember that while newborn sleeping habits are varied, changes in the more or less regular pattern your baby has established, by the time he/she is three months, is another sign of a 3 month old infant growth spurtr See also baby growth chart

The typical length of a 3 month old baby growth spurt is usually 2-3 days but it can last for up to a weeke If the growth spurt lasts longer and you are a nursing mum, you will have to make sure that you are eating and drinking enough fluids to compensate for the additional feedingsg The most important point you must keep in mind during a growth spurt is to follow the baby's leada Feed the baby when he/she is hungryr Growth spurts are less frequent after the first year, but they still occur into the toddler years and adolescencec

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