Dr. Pamela Smith, ND 

Dr. Pam has a family practice at The Nest Family Wellness Centre which offers naturopathic and midwifery care. She combines science-based natural medicine with conventional medical therapeutics. Learn more about Dr. Pam and the services offered by her clinic here, or book an appointment at www.drpamelasmith.com.

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Ask Dr Pam   

Are there any specific times when I should expect my baby to have a growth spurt and what can I expect?


Growth spurts are common especially around 3 weeks, 6 weeks, and 3 months. If your baby is going through a growth spurt it may cause a change in her eating and sleeping patterns. Babies also become more efficient in removing milk from breast as they grow which may result in a shorter feeding time. These are all normal activities however some parents think these changes may mean their baby is ready for solids which is not always the case. Make sure you are keeping in contact with your healthcare practitioner to track growth changes at least every 2 months for the first year.