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In the past I have wrestled with supply issues. So far so good this time. Anyway my son is 5.5 weeks old and today nursing constantly. I mean, literally, I have been nursing him all day long.<br><br>
I just started Wellbutrin a week ago and read that there had been anecdotal stories of supply issues with Wellbutrin.<br><br>
Do you think this is a normal 6 week growth spurt, or supply problems? If its a growth spurt, when would he stop the constant nursing?<br><br>
TIA!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Sounds like the 6 week growth spurt to me. Are you still getting 6 heavy wet diapers in 24 hours?
 

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I agree to watch the diapers... If it's a growth spurt, when do you expect supply to adjust and nursing to go back to normal? I do have low supply, so I don't know the answer, but that seems like it would be good for you to know. You might also weigh your LO now and check in a few days - if it's a growth spurt, you would expect growth, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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The usual growth spurts are at 3 and 6 weeks and then 3 and 6 months, with months 4 and 9 being times when it can be difficult to get them to eat. Are you taking anything to help with your supply?
 

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Hi all,<br>
I'm guessing he is just going through a growth spurt, because he slept a couple hours last night and when I woke up I was so engorged. I think if it was truly low supply I wouldn't have been engorged. Today he is nursing a lot too, but happy, just like yesterday. I remember with my daughter, when i had low supply, she was very fussy and frustrated. Ethan is very happy to just nurse all day, looking at me and doing those half-asleep newborn grins now and then. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><br><br>
Thank you!
 

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Engorgement is a good sign! Not a fun one, though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 
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