Growth spurts

Essential information to rememberDuring growth spurts, your baby will feed more to
meet her needs.

During growth spurts, her appetite will suddenly increase and she may want to be fed more often, sometimes every hour. Growth spurts generally last a few days and may occur at any time during the first few months. Some babies will have more growth spurts than others (see Baby’s growth).

Growth spurts occur most frequently around:

  • 7 to 10 days
  • 3 to 6 weeks
  • 3 to 4 months