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nicolejshannon 02-21-2012 07:53 AM

Shortening nursing time?
Is it normal for my dd to shorten her nursing time by half? She used to nurse 10 minutes on each side, but it's now more like 5-7 on side one and either that or less on side two. We are still nursing every two hours (sometimes more frequently) during the day.
She is on the low side for her weight (dr doesn't seem to be concerned) at 11-12 lbs at 4 months old and I've also dealt with supplies issues so I want to make sure she is getting enough... I was worried since she's not nursing for very long.

tibeca 02-21-2012 01:26 PM

Re: Shortening nursing time?
Most babies cut their nursing time as they become more efficient. If she is satisfied after nursing, gaining along her own growth curve, pooping and peeing, then all is well!

MamaJax2010 02-21-2012 06:14 PM

She is fine. Its normal that they don't nurse as long as they get older...they get better at it!

deezee02 02-21-2012 08:02 PM

I would do a before and after feed weigh. This started with my ds too, and he is now loosing weight (between 4 and 6 months)

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