Tuesday, November 07, 2006

He's Sniffing Me Out

Did you know that a baby can smell his Mama's milk up to 20 feet away? I wonder if they smell other lactating Mommy's or just their own!

This must be why Carter is getting up every 2 hours again in the middle of the night. He smells me and knows where the goods are. Either that or it's a 3 week growth spurt!!


Blogger Jamie said...

Oh you poor thing! Hopefully it's a quick growth spurt.

I had heard that a baby can smell his mom's breastmilk, but I didn't know it was that far away! That's amazing! And I think I read that he can only smell his own mom...

9:46 AM  
Blogger Randi said...

It's an amazing fact, I've heard that too, and it's soo cool! I'm sorry he's into feeding like he is, yes I'm thinking it's a growth spurt. Hope it ends soon;)

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They've got the radar... I still love it, though! Watch out because those growth spurts/teething times needing extra nursing happens when they're around 9-12 months TOO!

5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, they are crazy with that. We like to check on our son before we go to bed at around 11 or so. When I was nursing (he was about 15 months when he finally slept through the night) I couldn't go in to check on him because he would wake up when I walked into the room. My husband on the other hand could go in and totally reposition him without him opening an eyelid!

10:53 PM  
Blogger beth said...

It's totally true. Sam ALWAYS wakes up 5 minutes after I've come into the room to go to bed.

3:26 PM  

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