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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Ontario, Canada

    Question Nursing Enough?

    LO is 8 1/2 months, healthy, active, happy, lots of poopy and pee diapers. But I'm wondering if she's nursing enough.

    She nurses first thing in the morning (full feeding)
    Nurse again mid morning (short)
    Lunch (cereal, 2 cubes veggies, 1 cube fruit) and nursing (short)
    Nurse to nap (full feeding)
    Nurse about an hour after waking from nap (short)
    Dinner (cereal, 2 cubes veggies, 1 cube fruit) and nursing (short)
    Nurse to bed (sometimes full, sometimes short depending on how tired she is)
    Sometimes she wakes around midnight for a short nursing.

    So she averages 6 - 7 sessions a day, but only 3 full feedings (i.e. 20 minutes). The other ones are quite short (5 minutes).

    I guess it's enough. She's happy as a clam. I guess I feel like this is the beginning of weaning. I know it's a long way off still, and I do want to start to TTC in a few months, but I'm a little torn. *sigh*
    Mommy to our DD1 early bird (34 weeks, 2 days, 7lbs, 14oz)! Oct. 2nd, 2008 Emergency C-Section, Frank Breech, HEALTHY Girl!
    Weaned @ 17 months
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    Weaned @ 15 months
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    Default Re: Nursing Enough?

    Sounds like enough, especially that she is so content...
    DS is the same age....And takes 6oz. bottles while I work 7-3....
    He's been leaving some milk behind - I guess since we've introduced more solids....
    And don't worry about weaning....It IS a while off....And it sounds like you'll be right back in the saddle soon, anyways!

    We've made it 1 YEAR

    A newborn baby has only three demands. They are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three. ~Grantly Dick-Read


    Married to DH since 2001
    Mommy to Mikki 2006
    Mommy to Xander 2008

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