First, I should give you some background...
I've been producing milk like crazy ever since the beginning with my daughter 5 months ago. At first she coughed and sputtered and gagged often when eating because there was such a rush and abundance of milk when she ate. Eventually, she got used to it, and she learned to deal.
I still know that I'm producing more than adequate amounts of milk. It generally takes about 5 minutes for me to pump 5 ounces, and I don't pump often... only when she's going to need some when I won't be around that day or the next. So, it's not like I'm incredibly comfortable and familiar with the pump at all.
Now that she's 5 months old, she's started to eat very, very quickly. In general, a feeding lasts about 3 to 5 minutes. I fight with her to get her to feed longer sometimes, but she doesn't want any more. It's not that she's distracted. She's full... I think. Either that, or she's learned to "snack" all day and night.
So... with all that, I can't find any information about babies that eat quickly. I suspect she is doing this because she's getting full fast or because she knows that A LOT of milk is coming, and she's just not THAT hungry. I also realize that mammals like to snack... graze... if you will... and that she might just be really good at doing that.
is there a way for me to teach her to eat longer, or less often? At this point, much of my days and nights are spent feeding her since she's snacking, she's eat all the time it seems. She didn't eat like this during any growth spurts before and she's been doing this trick for several weeks now.
any suggestions would be great!