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whoknowsx New York, 1185 posts
10th Feb '13

Hey -- its me again.



I'm sorry for being full of so many questions but I really enjoy BFing and I want to try to do it as long as possible. With that said:



My DS is almost 4 months now and he has changed from clearing out my b**bs (in 20-30 minutes every 3 hours) to Snacking (for 10-15minutes every 2 hours). Part of it, I think, is because he is distracted by the world, and the other part is that his naps suck and every time he wakes up for a nap he thinks receiving the b**b is his reward.



I don't mind feeding on demand but 1) I feel like he is getting mostly foremilk if he is only eating 5-7 minutes on each b**b and 2) I feel like he is waking up earlier because he gets hungry



How can I get him to eat a full meal? I have tried sitting in a dark quiet room but then he gets memorized/distracted by my face (he is a sweetheart)



Thanks for your help!!

1 child; United Kingdom 1719 posts
10th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting whoknowsx:</b>" Hey -- its me again. I'm sorry for being full of so many questions but I really enjoy BFing and I want ... [snip!] ... sitting in a dark quiet room but then he gets memorized/distracted by my face (he is a sweetheart) Thanks for your help!!"</blockquote>




They tend to feed quicker as they get more efficient at feeding and your b**bs get more efficient at making milk. If your worried about him getting too much foremilk just continue to feed on that side and don't switch. The emptier your breasts feel the higher fat content in the milk. DS is quicker to eat now and only gets distracted, pulling at my hair and putting his fingers in my mouth are is favourite! They are just exploring the world :D

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
10th Jul '13

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