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Just wondering. DS will by 6 months tomorrow. He has been sucking the life out of me all day...
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I think that yes, generally speaking books will advise that 6 months is an average time for a growth spurt, but they can happen any time. My daughter had her 6-month one at 5 months!
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I sat in the car and fed him today before doing a little shopping, and then an hour later, when we were home, he was all at me again..(as in, digging his face into my shirt.)

He sleeps for an 30 mins, and then wakes up trying to eat anything nearing his face. Then he plays and tries to take his best stab at pulling up on hands and knees. (Never can quite get the back and the front up at the same time--yet.) Then he fusses for somemore. Then he sleeps.

I have noticed that during his growth spurts, he always just eats and sleeps eats and sleeps. Recently I realized that makes sense, because it takes lots of energy from your body to grow. I was sleepy all the time when I was pregnant with him, too. Growing makes us sleepy.

Just wish he would take a decent nap for longer than 20 minutes!

Oh well, I will relax and enjoy it while it lasts...

---hm. just noticed the cute chubs that are appearing on his knees and thighs!
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My daughter would take her time nursing - and I mean 45 minutes!!! At the time I felt like I would never be able to get up out of that darn chair, but now I miss it. I am pg, and looking forward to nursing #2. Of course, with a 19-month old running around, it won't be as relaxing as the first time around!
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Just wondering. DS will by 6 months tomorrow. He has been sucking the life out of me all day...
Of coarse not all babes are going to go through exactly the same thing at the same time, but generally speaking, YES! All my babies did and put me through just waht you are experiencing

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Absolutely, yes. (Though the timing can vary a bit from babe to babe).
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DD is 6 1/2 months and has been eating and sleeping for the past couple of days. Not to hijack your thread, but her poops are changing too. She's still ebf, but it's getting thick.

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YES!! pof course, different babies are different, but I know that 6 months-ish is one of the major growth spurts talked about in the LLL book........

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I can always tell when DS is going throw a growth spurt, because, he eats and eats and doesn't spit up afterwards.

He is very consistent about spitting up if he has had too much. If I am worrying that he hasn't had enough, and I coax him to eat a little more, (like when I think he hasn't eaten enough because we are out some where, and he is distracted--) his body is usually very consistent at expelling the overage, and he also does this when he is sick, and mainly just nursing for comfort, and then he spits up all the overage that his stomach can't handle.

But whenever he is nursing and nursing and nursing and nursing, (so on and so on) and he is keeping every drop of it down, then I know his body is starting to need all that extra, and then I realize it's a growth spurt.

I had nearly forgotten about the big 6 month growth spurt.

But today, he hasn't been doing it as much as yesterday, so I guess I'm making more now.
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