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Old 10-09-2008, 09:10 PM   #1
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Anyone else have a fast eater?

Since my baby was born (feb 19 2008) he has only nursed 5-10 minutes per side. The ped was concerned at first but he's healthy and gaining great. I pumped and noticed that once I let down I have like 3 minutes of fast flow and I get 2-3oz per side in that 3 minutes then it tappers off to a trickle. I was just wondering if anyone else is like this?

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Old 10-09-2008, 09:31 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone else have a fast eater?

I'm like that. From enter to exit time in the pump room I'm under 15 minutes. As long as I get 4.5 oz total, I'm happy. I hate to sit there longer and try to get more if I can get that much or more in 5ish minutes. DS must be in a growth spurt, cause last week I was getting 6-8 oz in that time!

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Old 10-09-2008, 09:53 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone else have a fast eater?

DS#3 has only taken 5-10 min per feeding (usually only one side) since birth. Really worried me, but he had regained to his birth weight +10 oz. by his 2 week check up and put on another 4 lbs on as of yesterday's 2 month check. I've got a quick and over active letdown, and he usually gulps the whole time if it's been more than 2 hours since his last feeding. He doesn't really seem to mind the fast flow, and I'm just thankful to have plenty of milk this time around.
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Re: Anyone else have a fast eater?

OH, me!! DD nurses 10 minutes tops unless she's very sleepy and wants the extra snuggle time. She's been like that pretty much since the beginning. Like you, I was worried that she wasn't getting enough, but she's growing, alert, and happy as can be!

ETA: This is a far cry from my first babe. For the first 4 months it took me an hour to feed that little booger!! The fastest he ever ate was around 20 minutes.
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Old 10-09-2008, 10:51 PM   #5
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Re: Anyone else have a fast eater?

my first hunter - was HORRIBLE he nursed for like 45 minutes if not longer!

well it wasn't horrible..but you know.

Evie - 5-10 minutes is all she needs, ever since she was born! She's very efficient!
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