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question for breastfeeding mamas susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
5th Aug '13

DS is almost 4 weeks old and it occurs to me that he is very rarely (except at night) without a boob in his mouth. We get up at around 10 am and he nurses on one side for about 30 minutes or more (he's a slow eater most of the time), then takes a 5-10 minute break, then nurses on the other side an equally long time. After that he falls asleep, but if I move him too much or try to put him down he cries until I let him comfort nurse, which he does until he falls asleep. If I take my boob out of his mouth there is about a 50/50 chance of this recurring. Then 45 minutes to an hour later he is ready to eat again. This process continues until bedtime (he generally sleeps pretty well at night).



I totally enjoy all of the snuggling, but I'm curious when he'll be able to go longer without nursing? Getting things done and especially getting out of the house is quite tricky.



So at what age did your babies start nursing a little less frequently?

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
5th Aug '13

Psh my 6mo still does that at times. If we're out and about she goes longer between but when were home its like she only has boobah on the brain.

Wolfskrieger 17 kids; Morgan Hill, California 1564 posts
5th Aug '13

Mine started nursing a little less at 6 months when he began to explore a bit more. He's now 23 months almost and still nurses a lot 6+ times a day excluding night time feedings if we are not busy.

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
5th Aug '13

Dd was like that for 2 months, and then calmed down. Now her nursing sessions are only like, 10 minutes long every 3 hours. I know how frustrating it is, lol.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
5th Aug '13

haha... looks like it might be awhile, huh?



Oh well. I got lucky in that he sleeps so great at night most of the time, so I can't complain.

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
5th Aug '13
Quoting susanesque:" haha... looks like it might be awhile, huh? Oh well. I got lucky in that he sleeps so great at night most of the time, so I can't complain."


You have a better attitude about it than I did. :P

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
5th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting susanesque:</b>" haha... looks like it might be awhile, huh? Oh well. I got lucky in that he sleeps so great at night most of the time, so I can't complain."</blockquote>



Yeah she sleeps great too. So I guess you count your blessings lol

Vicki McDonald Due September 28 (boy); 3 kids; Belleville, Ontario 927 posts
5th Aug '13

I got a moby wrap, that way I could do groceries, shop, walk almost anything but cooking while he was nursing (prep yes but nothing involving heat) I'm not sure that he ever stopped his incessant nursing until he was eating table food. And even then still nursed all night. ( I didn't get a break at night either! J was 24-7)

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
5th Aug '13
Quoting Vicki McDonald:" I got a moby wrap, that way I could do groceries, shop, walk almost anything but cooking while he was ... [snip!] ... until he was eating table food. And even then still nursed all night. ( I didn't get a break at night either! J was 24-7)"


How do you do that?? I tried earlier and I just don't think my boobs are shaped for nursing in a wrap. lol. He wasn't having any of it.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
5th Aug '13

Also, now I want to watch SVU...

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
5th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting susanesque:</b>" How do you do that?? I tried earlier and I just don't think my boobs are shaped for nursing in a wrap. lol. He wasn't having any of it."</blockquote>




I have to wrap dd really low. Then when she falls asleep I untie it, push her up, and tighten it back up.

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
5th Aug '13
Quoting susanesque:" Also, now I want to watch SVU..."


You're welcome. 8)

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
5th Aug '13
Quoting Dr. Melinda Warner:" You're welcome. 8)"


:lol:

Carter&Violet♥ She Gone! 2 kids; Virginia 14177 posts
5th Aug '13

Violet has days where she is on the boob non stop too and she is 7 months.

Vicki McDonald Due September 28 (boy); 3 kids; Belleville, Ontario 927 posts
5th Aug '13
Quoting susanesque:" How do you do that?? I tried earlier and I just don't think my boobs are shaped for nursing in a wrap. lol. He wasn't having any of it."


The Moby is super versatile so I would wrap him when he was already nursing ( which was always.... :P) and go about my day! ( oh, I took one of the seats out of my van so that I could sit on the floor and wrap him b/c I obviously can't drive with him in a wrap, his car seat was like the only time he didn't eat, he didn't like car rides much.)