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Old 02-18-2011, 09:55 PM   #1
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Is my almost 1 year old nursing enough??

I'm worried, so I am mostly here for reassurance, please bare with me.

My DD will be a year old on Thursday. She is getting her 9th tooth (molar) whenever she is teething she doesn't nurse or eat as much. Today she went from about 3pm to about 10pm without nursing once, she had dinner and a snack in that time, usually she would have nursed in there a few times, too if we were home but when we're out she's not very interested in nursing anymore (she's too busy looking around) what worries me is that I wasn't engorged after about 7 hours of not nursing her. Is this okay/normal?? I'm now worried that she's not getting enough to dig out the fenugreek and down water!!!


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Old 02-18-2011, 09:59 PM   #2
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Re: Is my almost 1 year old nursing enough??

Once my nursling got to that age it was extremely rare for me to ever feel engorged, even if they went a long time without nursing. Your body isn't trying to make crazy quantities of milk to keep up with a small baby and works much more on a straight supply and demand basis.

Did you offer the breast to her during that long stretch? I would just try offering more often and maybe taking her away from all of the distractions to find a quiet place for nursing.
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