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Old 08-02-2012, 09:57 AM   #27
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Re: How often do your babies nurse?

mama. I wish I had seen your post earlier! The first few weeks (and months, even!) of nursing can be such a trying time, especially when you have other children to care for and not much help/support from loved ones! The best support I've found has been through my LLL group... I've been going for 2.5 years now, and those ladies are absolutely wonderful. The continually remind me why I'm breastfeeding, and do everything they can to help me meet my goals.

DS3 is 12 months old, and still nurses on demand. He doesn't have a schedule, really. But I'd say he probably nurses on average, every 2-3 hours still. We're working on night weaning, but up until this week he was still waking to nurse every 2 hours. I wish I had some advice for you, but I don't sleep train my kids before 12 months... at your LO's age, she still has a biological need to wake often (protection from SIDS, etc).

I hope things continue to get better for you!
Trying-to-stay-sane mama to four boys (5/07, 10/09, 7/11, and 11/12)
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