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    Default How many times do you nurse per day?

    I am just curious how many times most of you nurse and/or pump a day.
    Right now I am at 6 times. During the week its 2 nursing and 4 pumping a day. I am wondering what most everyone does and how their supply is. I am thinking that I need to increase it to 7x to maintain a better supply. I think I read somewhere that it is nearly impossible to maintain a good supply only nursing 6x/day. Hmm... just curious. Thanks

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    Default Re: How many times do you nurse per day?

    We nurse about 7ish times a day most of the time. I pump at work, but only once. My supply seems great. I think you could probably have a good supply with only nursing 6 times a day. Have you tried oatmeal?


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    Default Re: How many times do you nurse per day?

    we're still nursing at least 10 times per day, most days it's closer to 14 . . . so I guess an average of 12 times per day. No supply problems here
    ~Jenn~


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    Default Re: How many times do you nurse per day?

    DS is older so we nurse 3-5 x per day and we weaned from pumping. However you are correct, in the early months when LO is mostly dependent on BM you need to empty your breasts via nursing or pumping 8-12x per day to maintain supply.
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    Default Re: How many times do you nurse per day?

    I still nurse Caleb 8-10 times each day. My supply is great!
    ~Sarah

    Married to the love of my life, Jordan

    SAHM to Caleb (4/14/08) nursed for 19 months.
    Phoebe Grace (4/20/10), and 20 mths and counting!
    with #3, due May 2012

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    Default Re: How many times do you nurse per day?

    I'm not sure the correlation exists for everyone. My 8 week old eats only 6 times a day and my supply is through the roof. I feed him 4 times and pump twice at work and when I pump for 15 minutes, I get about 6 ounces from each side. If that's all your LO needs, then your body will keep up with that. But I wouldn't be surprised if he picks up another feeding or two (or three or four or five...) as time goes on. That's the way my older son was...
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    Default Re: How many times do you nurse per day?

    I'm guessing around 8 - 10 a day. Sometimes she goes every 3 hours, then she sneaks in some 2 hour ones, sometimes she drags out a feeding so it should really qualify as 2.....

    She's almost 4 months and growing like a bad weed. The lack of a schedule is our schedule.
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    Default Re: How many times do you nurse per day?

    oops, double post
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    **Leslie**

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    Shiloh (5/6/06) Nursed for 13 months and Josephine (7/26/08) Nursed for 23.5 mos Currently nursing my new little firecracker, Finley Catherine, born on the 4th of July!!

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    Default Re: How many times do you nurse per day?

    I'd say about 8x/day at 6 months...I think. Usually up and down for each of the 3 naps and at least 1x/night and usually pump 1x/day.
    All over the world there exists in every society a small group of women who feel themselves strongly attracted to giving care to other women during pregnancy and childbirth. Failure to make use of this group of highly motivated people is regrettable and a sin against the principle of subsidiary. ~ Dr. Kloosterman, Chief of OB/GYN, Univ. of Amsterdam, Holland


    **Leslie**

    Mama to:
    Shiloh (5/6/06) Nursed for 13 months and Josephine (7/26/08) Nursed for 23.5 mos Currently nursing my new little firecracker, Finley Catherine, born on the 4th of July!!

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    Default Re: How many times do you nurse per day?

    DD's one in a couple days AHHH
    We are nursing about...6-9 times a day.

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