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    Default breastfeeding at 12 mo

    How many times/day do other 12 month olds nurse?

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    Default Re: breastfeeding at 12 mo

    When my daughter was 12 months, she nursed quite a bit - I'd say typically 8-12 times in 24 hours. But some days it was more and some less.
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    Default Re: breastfeeding at 12 mo

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*jenniebean5 View Post
    When my daughter was 12 months, she nursed quite a bit - I'd say typically 8-12 times in 24 hours.
    Mine was the same way. At 12 months she was still pretty much EBF. She finally got interested in solids around 14-15 months, at which time she started to drop nursing sessions.
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    My DD turned 1 today! She typically nurses before her 2 naps, before bed, and 2-3 times a night.
    I'm Wendi.
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    DD1 7/28/07 for 21 mos and weaned with
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    Default Re: breastfeeding at 12 mo

    At 12 months 6-7 times a day( per 24 hours)... now at 14 months 5-7 times a day..
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    Married my man Michael 5/12/2006
    Keira Joyce 6/1/07 Breastfed for 22 months Peanut Allergy- Outgrown 11/2010!!!!
    Israel Benedict 10/10/09- Breastfed for 27 months ( 9 months tandem with his sister)
    Nairi Anne 4/1/2011 still nursing at 14 months
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    Default Re: breastfeeding at 12 mo

    DD nurses in the AM when she wakes up and in the PM at bedtime. I quit pumping at work a week ago. She does nurse 2 or 3 times a day on the weekend in addition to in the AM and PM.
    Mommy to 2 beautiful girls!
    DD1
    7-16-07 (birth) 6lb 8oz 19 in
    1-25-08 (6 mo) 14lb 2oz 25.5 in
    4-25-08 (9 mo) 16lb 0oz 27.5 in
    7-21-08 (12 mo) 16lb 8oz 27.75 in
    BF until 2 years old and still a peanut!
    DD2
    4-30-10 (birth) 6lb 11oz 18 in
    7-02-10 (2 mo) 11lb 0oz 21 in
    9-07-10 (4 mo) 12lb 13oz 24.75 in
    2-04-11 (9 mo) 13lb 8oz 27 in
    and at work

    and at home and daycare

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    Well ,my 11 month old nurses when she wakes up around 8:30-9am then about an hour later, then before lunch 11:30ish, around 2, then maybe 5 or 6 pm, then 8-9 and maybe one more time before going to sleep for the night. That makes 7 times! Hadn't realized it was that much. She also eats 3 meals, usually whatever we are eating and sometimes a snack between lunch and supper.
    SAHM mom to 5 daughters-16,15,13,3,10 months Happy Wife to stressed out, overworked husband

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    Default Re: breastfeeding at 12 mo

    DD is almost 18 months and nurses 5-10 times a day (only once during the night).
    Sometimes it's for 1/2 hour sometimes it's for 1 minute?

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    Default Re: breastfeeding at 12 mo

    Thanks for all the quick responses! That makes me feel a little better. My LO still nurses about 5-6 times/day. Now that he's almost a year, I'm feeling the pressure to wean. I'm just not sure he's ready. He loves to nurse yet and gets crabby if I try to stretch out feedings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*heather.heather View Post
    Thanks for all the quick responses! That makes me feel a little better. My LO still nurses about 5-6 times/day. Now that he's almost a year, I'm feeling the pressure to wean. I'm just not sure he's ready. He loves to nurse yet and gets crabby if I try to stretch out feedings.
    I felt the same way at a year old... everyone was like why don't you wean? She just isn't ready. I don't think something magical happens on day 365 of life that says they no longer need milk. DD got and still gets crabby if I try to stretch out feedings.... so I decided to keep nursing on demand. Now I offer her snacks first but she will have a snack and then ask to nurse She will wean when she is ready I guess.

    Married my man Michael 5/12/2006
    Keira Joyce 6/1/07 Breastfed for 22 months Peanut Allergy- Outgrown 11/2010!!!!
    Israel Benedict 10/10/09- Breastfed for 27 months ( 9 months tandem with his sister)
    Nairi Anne 4/1/2011 still nursing at 14 months
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