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    Default Nurse an 8 month old how many times a day?

    Hi ladies! I have an 8 month old that nurses about 6 times a day and eats three meals a day. She takes two naps and sleeps through the night. I don't want to over load her at meal time and her not get enough milk. Should she be eating less at meal time or CAN she skip a breastfeeding session here and there? (Sometimes she doesn't poop for a day and then only poops once a day with hard poops.)

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    Default Re: Nurse an 8 month old how many times a day?

    Just giving my two cents worth here..
    My LO is also 8 months. She currently eats a breakfast meal and a dinner meal (usually about 3 ounces of baby food at each sitting). Usually she will have some sort of food at lunchtime but, more like puffs or those Baby Mum Mums. She nurses at least 8 times a day. She sleeps about 5 hour stretches at night.
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    Default Re: Nurse an 8 month old how many times a day?

    At this age, solids are more for learning and experimenting. Maybe try cutting back on solids and nurse a little more (especially if she's having hard poops)?
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    Default Re: Nurse an 8 month old how many times a day?

    Thanks for your input ladies. I'm going to do some experimentation this week...

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