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    Question Nursing

    My son is almost 9 mo old. He is nursing at nap time and bedtime. Is that enough milk? Should I find a formula for him to have also? Or regular milk what do you think?
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    Sab

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    Hi there,

    I have a few questions for you so I can get a better picture:

    Are those the only times he nurses? How many nursing sessions in a 24 hour period total?
    What is his diaper output like?
    How much food is he eating solid-wise?
    Does he drink anything in addition to bm?
    **Margaret**(the artist formerly known as mommamags) Mom to red- and curly-headed, blue-eyed, chunky-thighed Michael Thomas, 24 May 2007, 9 lb/22 in. As an infant, he was my little suckling pig. Now he's a total ham!!!

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    Default Re: Nursing

    heres a good link from kelly moms
    http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/mi...pplements.html

    http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/so...s.html#cowmilk
    the second one is mainly written for babies that are over a year.

    like the other poster what kinds of solids is baby eating?
    Its a good question to ask your doctor.
    At that age 2 times a day wouldn't not be enough milk.

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    Default Re: Nursing

    Yes only those 2 times. And he nurses longer at night than at nap. He drinks about 10 oz of other liquid each day, water or juice. He also has about 2 to 4 good B.M.'s each day. He eats everything. I cook his food so it is fresh veggies, pureed chicken, and fruits. I put cereal in his zucchini. He is healthy but I just feel like he maybe needs more milk, I pumped one day to see how much and in total for both am and pm it was about 12oz of breastmilk.
    Sab

    Quote Originally Posted by mommamags View Post
    Hi there,

    I have a few questions for you so I can get a better picture:

    Are those the only times he nurses? How many nursing sessions in a 24 hour period total?
    What is his diaper output like?
    How much food is he eating solid-wise?
    Does he drink anything in addition to bm?

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    Default Re: Nursing

    Quote Originally Posted by andrea_ohio View Post
    At that age 2 times a day wouldn't not be enough milk.


    At 9 months of age, there should be three to four feedings per day of breastmilk (20-30 ounces) and then roughly 3 meals per day of solids.

    ...And I forgot to mention before, Welcome!
    **Margaret**(the artist formerly known as mommamags) Mom to red- and curly-headed, blue-eyed, chunky-thighed Michael Thomas, 24 May 2007, 9 lb/22 in. As an infant, he was my little suckling pig. Now he's a total ham!!!

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    Default Re: Nursing

    Quote Originally Posted by Balian's mom View Post
    He is healthy but I just feel like he maybe needs more milk, I pumped one day to see how much and in total for both am and pm it was about 12oz of breastmilk.
    Sab
    That's a lot of milk!

    Could you try nursing when he is waking up in the morning and after nap? That would put you up to 4 times per day, which would satisfy the basic milk requirement.

    And maybe you could substitute some whole raw cow or goat's milk instead of juice. Juice is easy to overdo and has been linked with later health problems. If you can't do raw milk, you could try coconut milk diluted with water.

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    Default Re: Nursing

    My 9 month old nurses anywhere from 6-8 times a day. we are working on cutting down to maybe 4-5 in the next month or so. but I would think at LEAST that much would be necessary to get enough. Is he just not interested in nursing more? or are you trying to wean?

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