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Thread: 8 week old eating for shorter periods

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    Default 8 week old eating for shorter periods

    Hi there
    i've noticed for the past two days that LO sucks vigourously for about 5 minutes then needs to burp/gets sleepy or pulls off the breast.
    I watch her closely and put her back on but she stays for maybe three or four minutes......what's this about? have you experienced this.
    the wetting and pooing are okay.

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    Default Re: 8 week old eating for shorter periods

    Babies tend to eat faster as they get older because they have learned how to be efficient. As long as the baby is happy and peeing/pooing it sounds normal.
    Dana
    Wife to Jonathan Edward, 3/29/2002
    Mother of Alexander "Lex" Edward, 3/4/2007
    Attachment Parenting - it's not what you do, it's why you do it.
    Breastfeeding
    Co-Sleeping
    Wearing Lex as often as possible
    Daytime cloth diaperer, nighttime sposie user

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    Default Re: 8 week old eating for shorter periods

    wow so they are able to get quite a bit in in 5 minutes??

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    Default Re: 8 week old eating for shorter periods

    I had the same concern at around 6 weeks and the doctor told me that as they get older and become more efficient at sucking, it won't take them as long to get as much food as they need. So as long as the peeing and pooping is okay, then I wouldn't worry.

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    Default Re: 8 week old eating for shorter periods

    Yep I had the samething happen. I couldnt believe she could be done so quick but she was. Sounds pretty normal.

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    Default Re: 8 week old eating for shorter periods

    wow, that's cool that they finish so fast.
    the right breast is her fast food and the left breast is for 'dining'
    everything is new to me as i didn't have a successful time breastfeeding first child.

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