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Old 05-13-2006, 10:10 PM   #1
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Someone tell me their DC does the same thing..

Since DD was born she's never nursed as long as they wanted her to in the hospital. She'd only nurse about 10 minutes total. I've tried burping her and switching sides, but she rarely takes the second side.

She's 5 months old now and nurses for between 5-7 minutes and is finished. She nurses about every 3 hours during the day and every 1/2-2 hours during the night. She's definitely not starving and is having plenty of wet and dirty diapers...it just seems so quick and I keep getting comments about how she's not eating enough if she's finished so quickly.

Someone just please tell me you've had one that was a very fast nurser lol

I would, at some point, like for her to nurse longer so that she'd sleep a little longer during the night and I have no clue how to go about that either

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Old 05-13-2006, 10:18 PM   #2
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Re: Someone tell me their DC does the same thing..

Mykiddo was like this, too. I called it "efficient." He always nursed fast but got full. I just took what I could get.. I understand your night time issues, however. We've yet to tackle the short breaks inbetween all night nursings.
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Old 05-13-2006, 10:41 PM   #3
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Re: Someone tell me their DC does the same thing..

All 3 of mine did that. I never did figure out how to get them to nurse longer, lol! It seems the only way was to wait for them to wake back up to feed. Eventually (like at 1 year old,lol) she started sleeping through the night more without as frequent feedings.

Sorry, not much help, but you're in good company!!
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Old 05-13-2006, 10:57 PM   #4
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London is 8 months old now, and still only nurses for about 5-6 mintues tops. He still wakes every two or three hours to eat, even though he dosent open his eyes, he sucks vicously!

He is 25 pounds 12 oz as of last week. Definatenlly not malnourished!
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Re: Someone tell me their DC does the same thing..

My first 3 nursed for a long time on each breast but the twins only take about 5 minutes most of the time. They are growing fine and they have plenty of wet and poopy diapers. Every child is different and as long as dc is growing healthy and having poopy and wet diapers, don't trip.
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Old 05-14-2006, 06:07 AM   #6
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Both my nursers were/are 'efficient' (I like that term!). I am actually thankful for it! I can't imagine sitting while baby nursed for an hour or whatever!
My current nurser is 11 months old and still wakes 3-5 times a night to nurse, but I'm trying to cherish it as we think she's our last. I do look forward to some solid sleep at some point though!
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Old 05-14-2006, 06:10 AM   #7
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Re: Someone tell me their DC does the same thing..

Thanks! I've tried reassuring myself that with as chunky as she is, she's obviously getting enough. However, having negative comments coming at me from the ped, family and friends just started wearing on me and making me doubt myself. The fast feedings are actually pretty convenient..especially when we're out. I'll just have to learn to ignore the comments on how she can't possibly have gotten enough..

The frequent night waking to eat is something I can totally deal with for now. It's time for just the two of us, KWIM?
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Old 05-14-2006, 06:35 AM   #8
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Re: Someone tell me their DC does the same thing..

my dd was like that early on - she lengthened her nursing sessions out as she got older. neither had any impact on her sleeping through the night - she still doesn't do that.
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Re: Someone tell me their DC does the same thing..

BOTH of my boys were like that! In our case, I tend to have abundant/oversupply issues and a very strong letdown (poor kids would often pop off gagging from the force of it LMBO) -- and since I know from pumping that a lot LOT of milk came out really quickly, and since a baby is more efficient then a pump, it totally makes sense they could be "full" in a short amount of time.

As long as you are truly nursing on cue, whenever she wants it, then it's normal for her! Not all babies eat the same. If she's gaining well, then just ignore everybody else.
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Re: Someone tell me their DC does the same thing..

My daughter is 8 months and has been doing that ever since she was born.
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