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    Default How many wet diapers?

    My LO (13 wks old) has about 4 to 5 wet diapers during the day but I've noticed the last couple of nights she hasn't had any wet diapers. She last nurses around 9/10 pmish then wakes up around 3 to 4 am for her next feed (she lets me sleep quite a bit!). I go to change her prior to feeding her and her diaper is almost dry. It's just damp not soaked like I would imagine after sleeping through a 6 hour stretch. Is this normal? Does she not soak her diaper because she doesn't eat during that 6 hour stretch? She nurses for like 1.5 hr to 2 hours at the 10 p.m. feeding (i'm not kidding!)

    She seems to be fine otherwise. No out of the ordinary behavior or fussiness. Should I be worried?
    Married my love on 7/3/2004
    Blessed with Isabella Grace on 5/20/2008
    Back to work on 7/22/2008


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    Default Re: How many wet diapers?

    Hey there mama!

    Sometimes they will suckle... not really suck to get milk out but more to comfort themselves. Here is a web site that charts the ages and the amout of diapers they should have. Your LO sounds fine Knock on wood that you both are sleeping cause its not gonna last for long
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    Default Re: How many wet diapers?

    I know that she nurses for long stretches in the evening because i'm away from her during the day because I work. But when she nurses, my breasts feel very empty so I'm thinking she's eating.
    Married my love on 7/3/2004
    Blessed with Isabella Grace on 5/20/2008
    Back to work on 7/22/2008


    & since 5/20/2008
    No formula!

    Goals:

    1 month 2 months 3 months 4 months 5 months 6 months 7 months 8 months 9 months 10 months 11 months 12 months

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    Default Re: How many wet diapers?

    sure, she very well could be! But I wouldn't compaire the time she is on to the amount she will out put. I mean what goes in must come out, but sometimes they like to comfort nurse too!
    "The biggest mistake a man can make, is to have the fear of making one" Unknown

    Being "just" a mom is the most powerful thing I could ever do, and it makes me the happiest person I could be.

    Josh 9/02
    Ben 7/04
    Lily Shes Walking 10/07

    232*230****225****220****215****210****205****200* ***195****190********180

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    Default Re: How many wet diapers?

    My 4 month old is the same way. He sleeps from 10-4 and his diaper is just a little wet when I change it. Then he sleeps until 8 or so and that diaper is usually very full.
    Stay at home mom to my 2 boys:
    R - born 4/20/08, nursed for 20 months
    G - born 8/6/11, EPd for 4 months, until he refused the bottle!
    Loving CDing this time around!

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