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.
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