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  1. #1
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    Default What do you count as a nursing session

    Curious what you count as a nursing session...
    Just a full feed?
    Those times DC pops on and off?
    Even just a quick sip?

    As DD gets older and more distracted, I'm just not sure if I should count the sessions that lasted 2 mins, or even 30 seconds, those "attempts" as nursing as a feeding. I'll get asked "how often does your DD nurse?" and I'm just not sure how to answer.
    I'm Wendi.
    Mom to:
    DD1 7/28/07 for 21 mos and weaned with
    &
    DD2 12/16/09

  2. #2
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    Default Re: What do you count as a nursing session

    I consider any time on the boob a feeding....

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    Default Re: What do you count as a nursing session

    When someone asks me how often my LO nurses, I say, "as often as he wants to!" I can't keep track any more. He's just about to be 6 months old, and he's teething. I would just keep track of wet and poopy dipes. That's how I can tell he's getting enough. I'm with you--it's hard to call both a 10 second "sip" and a one hour night-time nursing session a "feeding."

    Just curious, why are you counting? or who is asking for a count?
    Stephanie, mom to Jaime Hoban 11/04/07 and Annika Jayne 12/21/09


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    Default Re: What do you count as a nursing session

    I consider any boob time with suck n swallow to be nourishment. At 11 months, James nurses about 12 times a day. At least half of that is me and him three quarters asleep during the night.

    Sometimes he eats for 1 minute, sometimes 5-10 minutes.

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