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    Default "snacking" every 45 min! what??

    for the past 10 hours my ds has been wanting the breast about every 30-60 minutes, but only stays on for 5-7 min each time. He refuses the breast after that. Earlier I thought maybe he was just more efficient today and was emptying the breast faster and was perhaps going through a growth spurt or was extra hungry for some reason. BUT - the last 3 feedings I've squeezed my breast after he finishes and milk squirts across the room - so it's definitely not empty. Should I try to make him wait longer? Or will this correct itself? (Normally he feeds about every 2 - 2 1/2 hours and stays on for about 15 minutes, completely emptying one breast per feeding.)

    I can't get anything done. He likes to be cuddled and because he is eating so often he isn't getting any long stretches of sleep - so I've just been keeping him in my arms (right now he happens to be sleeping across my lap, lol) - I need a shower and I would love something to eat
    ~Jenn~


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    Birth: 7lbs 12oz, 1 year: 22lbs 11oz
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    Default Re: "snacking" every 45 min! what??

    He's 6 weeks? could be a miriad of things but My $ is on growth spurt. It will resolve eventually

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    Default Re: "snacking" every 45 min! what??

    he'll be 8 weeks on Thursday. Yes, I do have a sling but I haven't mastered nursing in it yet, lol
    ~Jenn~


    mother of 2 boys!
    08/14/98~~03/20/08

    Birth: 7lbs 12oz, 1 year: 22lbs 11oz
    until he self-weaned 4 days before his third birthday ... still on occasion ... and happily

    ************************************************** ************************************************** *****************
    People need to understand that when they're deciding between breastmilk and formula, they're not deciding between Coke and Pepsi.... They're choosing between a live, pure substance and a dead substance made with the cheapest oils available. ~Chele Marmet

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