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Old 08-10-2011, 06:54 AM   #1
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How often does your toddler nurse?

DD is almost 16mos, and still nursing every hour or two in the daytime, before naps and bedtime, and first thing in the morning. She gets three solid meals plus snacks throughout the day but doesn't eat much at each meal. I only nurse when she asks, and I offer water and solid snacks before nursing. Is this typical at her age?

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Old 08-10-2011, 07:06 AM   #2
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Re: How often does your toddler nurse?

My LOs were probably nursing about 5-7 times per 24 hours at that age. Now, at 2 years old, my LO is nursing 2x per day.
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Mine nursed all.the.time I think as long as you are comfortable with it, it's normal. I had to wean my first at 4, she was not weaning on her own even at that age. Some nurse more than others, some are comfort nursers others for hunger, mine were always both. It worked for me and them.
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Re: How often does your toddler nurse?

Sounds like my 16month old....only she has a 4 month old brother to share with the each have their own boob and nurse the same ....
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Re: How often does your toddler nurse?

My 15 mo only nurses 2x a day: once in the AM before daycare, and once in the PM before bed.
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:52 PM   #6
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Re: How often does your toddler nurse?

My 15 mo old is nursing all the time now. My dd1 didn't nurse but a few times a day at this age. I think they are all different.
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Re: How often does your toddler nurse?

It must be - she has a little friend the same age who goes hours without nursing even though neither of us (moms) have tried to wean at all.

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Re: How often does your toddler nurse?

My 2.5 year old ds is way more interested in nursing than my 7 mo dd. He nurses morning, soon as I get home from work, evening, bedtime, middle of night. Weekends more.... I'm so thirsty all weekend.

And they're both biting lately. Driving me nuts!
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It must be - she has a little friend the same age who goes hours without nursing even though neither of us (moms) have tried to wean at all.

BTW - I LOVE your skirty avatar! Did you make that?
Yes I did thanks. That one is long gone. She outgrew it. I'm actually working on a new one now.

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Re: How often does your toddler nurse?

DD isn't nursing anymore but at 15 months when we stopped she was at about 3 times a day and had been that way for about 2 months. Prior to that she had always nursed like a newborn.
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