Your baby will experience occasional growth spurts and will want to feed more often, and may appear unsettled. You can expect growth spurts at around seven to 10 days, three to six weeks and then again at three to six months. When your baby is going through a growth spurt it’s important to listen to your baby’s needs and to feed as often, and for as long, as she or he wants. Don’t worry, your breast milk supply will adjust itself to how often your baby is feeding so your baby will be getting enough milk to satisfy his or her needs. After a few days your baby will return to their normal feeding and your milk supply will readjust again - until your baby’s next growth spurt.
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This article was written by Linda Drummond for Kidspot, New Zealand’s leading pregnancy and parenting resource.