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sugardumplings 01-09-2013 07:20 AM

short feeds @ 4 months
My 4 month old is getting over sickness and has been feeding for around 5 mins, is his belly full of mucous? Will he go back to long feeds once hes better?

lecialefty 01-09-2013 07:48 AM

It could be that he is just more efficient now. Hope he gets to feeling better soon.

l_Kimmie_l 01-09-2013 07:59 AM

Re: short feeds @ 4 months
My baby did that too at 4 months old. He did 5-7 min feeds more often. Now he is back to longer feeds less often and 9 months.

mibarra 01-09-2013 09:00 AM

Re: short feeds @ 4 months
My baby rarely ate for more than 5-8 minutes, one side per feeding.

Mommy0912 01-09-2013 09:15 AM

My lady has only eaten more than 5 minutes two times in her almost 6 month life... Maybe he is just getting more efficient like pp said?

sugardumplings 01-09-2013 10:50 AM

Re: short feeds @ 4 months
Not sure, hes now eating way more often too though! But its only been the last week-week and half since hes been sick. Hoping after he feels better he'll get back to eating normally! Im not loving waking up every two hours to feed!

l_Kimmie_l 01-09-2013 11:27 AM

Re: short feeds @ 4 months
There is a huge growth spurt at 4 months too. I would expect this to last a while due to this. He may wake more now at night after it too. Mine always did.

sugardumplings 01-09-2013 12:21 PM

Re: short feeds @ 4 months
Oh no dont tell me that! Im tired!

sugardumplings 01-09-2013 12:21 PM

Re: short feeds @ 4 months

MommaZX2 01-09-2013 01:03 PM

Re: short feeds @ 4 months
LOL! can u nurse while sleeping? I highly reccomend it! My first nursed for 30 min at a time and I thought that was exhausting! My 15 mo old nursed quickly like yours and that is DEFINITELY more exhausting! lol! But yes, it's normal at 4 mos. infact, at 15 mos ds nurses longer than he ever did before a year! (but less frequently).

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