Log In Sign Up

Is that Normal?


Forum: Breastfeeding

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Breastfeeding LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
August 25th, 2008, 06:57 PM
ScottishBrit's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: So. California
Posts: 12,651
Send a message via AIM to ScottishBrit
For some reason the last few Days my LO wants to nurse for an hour or longer. Then she'll fall asleep and can go 2-3 hours till she wants to eat agan and then another hour feeding. Before I would feed her every 1 1/2 for 30 mins. And she does eat the whole hour until the end when she falls asleep....Is that ok? I know they say BF babies should eat 8-12 times a day. I dont think she's eating that many times. She seem's to be content and has enough wet and dirty diapar's....Ive heard as they get older they start to go longer between feedings. Does that mean they start to eat longer and then go longer between feedings....
Reply With Quote
  #2  
August 25th, 2008, 07:31 PM
LaLa's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 11,576
The 8-12 is really an average, and few babies actually fall into the average - its more likely the baby will be way above that (like mine lol) or under that - hence giving the actual "average". It's like women's cycles lol - they "say" an average cycle is 28 days, but I dont know a single woman (not on BC) whose cycles are 28 days. I know lots of women whose cycles are 30, 25, etc... but i guess they all average out

Wet & Poopy diapers are your best indication though - if youre getting enough wet/poopy diapers (a total of 5 - 6 a day constitutes "enough") then your baby ise ating enough. I know *I* can't even eat on a schedule, I don't expect my baby to. I cahnge from day to day, and it's expected that a baby might as well.

Lala...
__________________




My BBT Chart





DEBT PAY DOWN!!!
Baby Step #1 DONE ($1k in ER savings!)

<a href="http://www.TickerFactory.com/debt/wRzFQue/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">

</a>
Reply With Quote
  #3  
August 25th, 2008, 08:12 PM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 26,067
There's no need to worry, it sounds very normal. Every babies nursing patterns will change a lot over the first year, and beyond. As long as she is content, just follow her lead!
__________________
Andrea, mom to Abigail (6) Annabelle (4) and Alexis (1)



Reply With Quote
  #4  
August 26th, 2008, 04:37 PM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
Posts: 10,098
I agree with Lala and Andrea. My little boy nursed for at least 45 min each session and would eat every hour, seemed like i never left the couch. He has since made his nursing sessions no more than 20 min unless he's tired. Your little one could be nursing for comfort too. Let you baby be your guide and just what the girls said...i won't repeat anymore.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
August 26th, 2008, 05:34 PM
2bluesandapink's Avatar Addicted to Gymbo!
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 15,115
Send a message via AIM to 2bluesandapink
Teagen used to change her patterns all the time...it was frustrating because I worried about it all the time! And it was perfectly normal~!
__________________

Want to earn some extra funds for yourself? Try joining Swagbucks. I was totally skeptical about "free money" but I finally joined and I'm glad I did!! PM me for me info or click here to join! No strings attached!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
August 26th, 2008, 07:21 PM
littamomto4's Avatar Super Mommy
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tallahassee,Fl
Posts: 726
Good Luck! Everything is fine.
__________________
<MARQUEE WIDTH="100%" BEHAVIOR="scroll" SCROLLAMOUNT="5" DIRECTION="left"></MARQUEE>
<div align="center">


</div>
Reply With Quote
  #7  
August 26th, 2008, 08:56 PM
ScottishBrit's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: So. California
Posts: 12,651
Send a message via AIM to ScottishBrit
Thanks girls!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:37 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0