My baby seems constantly hungry. Should I give formula as well?
Chances are, your baby is going through a growth spurt. At about 10 to 14 days, six weeks, three months and six months of age, many babies appear to be hungry all the time. This is due to rapid growth and is known as the “growth spurt”. Mothers who don’t understand what’s happening often stop nursing at this time. Actually, you should meet your baby’s demands by nursing frequently. Assuming your baby is growing adequately and having enough wet nappies every day, you should not need to supplement with formula at all! Your milk supply will increase with the increase in feedings and your baby will usually settle down within 48 to 72 hours. Once your milk supply has increased, you’ll find that your baby will begin to sleep longer between feedings.