Growth Spurt #1

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This evening Kayden went from drinking 2 ounces per feeding to drinking 4 ounces per feeding.  Growth spurt anyone? 🙂  Babies should be drinking about 2.5 ounces for every pound of their body weight, so the increase in appetite makes sense.  If they’re drinking more than 32 ounces daily it may be time to put them on an iron fortified baby cereal, even if it’s a bit earlier than 6 months.  Generally the first growth spurt happens between 7-10 days, and Kayden’s 14 days old, so I guess it was about time.  The next growth spurts are expected to happen at 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 4 months, 6 months and 9 months.  Growth spurts generally only last 2-3 days, but can last up to a week at times.  Most of baby’s weight is gained during the first year.  After that, growth spurts will show up in inches rather than pounds 🙂  Wow, it’s wild to think of Kayden’s first birthday.  You’d think after doing this twice already I’d be used to it, but it’s still new and exciting every time, and I love it! 😀

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