Re: How often should a 9 month old nurse?
Where on earth did you read that????! It's totally false. According to to the American Academy of Pediatrics, until the first birthday breastmilk is supposed to make up the "majority" of the baby's nutritional intake, with solids only "complementing" breastmilk in the baby's diet. According to my kids' pediatrician, a baby can remain well-nourished on breastmilk alone- no solids!- until around the first birthday, after which the baby may remain mostly breastfed well into the second year because the transition from needing only breastmilk to needing a lot of solids is a gradual one. At no point before the first birthday is it recommended that a mom curtail on-demand nursing, and on-demand nursing can continue as long as both mom and baby want.
Originally Posted by @llli*columbakss
So. A 9 month old baby should be nursing enough that breastmilk makes up most of her nutrition. For most babies, that means nursing at least 8 times a day, though some babies will spontaneously nurse less than that and many (maybe even most) will nurse more.
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