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April 2nd, 2010, 08:34 AM
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Especially when we're out and about Brylie WONT nurse. She latches on, and then even something as simple as moving her moving her leg distracts her. It could easily take us an hour when we're out for her to even eat from one side, so I usually just stop and pump (which she won't even take a bottle)

She really only truly nurses 3x a day and she eats barely any solids (less than an ounce a day, she won't even finish a serving)...should I be concerned? she is small but not too small. She was 15lb at her 6m appt, which was in Feb (she was 7.7 at birth, so she is right on track, has always been right at the 50%tile)..


but if she was starving, she would eat right? I'm starting to get kind of worried? Especially about my supply...
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April 3rd, 2010, 11:35 AM
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Is she asking to nurse when you offer to feed her or are you just offering? Since she won't take a bottle either, it sounds like she is just too distracted to eat altogether. I would wait until she shows that she is really hungry and ready to eat or find a quiet place to nurse her when you are out. Our mall has nursing rooms and I usually take Anna to the car if we are grocery shopping and she needs to eat.
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April 3rd, 2010, 02:21 PM
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Totally normal. My friend went thru a stage where she could only nurse her DD in a dark room, windows closed, laying down, or she was too distracted! Zoe will get really distracted but if she is hungry, she will settle down and nurse.
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April 3rd, 2010, 07:40 PM
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I always nurse Devan in our bedroom where it is very quiet with nothing to distract him. Otherwise, he gets distracted if I try to read or look at the computer while nursing him. I also always make him ask me for food. If he's not fussing for food, I don't offer it to him. Sometimes he will go 4-5 hours without asking me for food but if I don't wait until he's asking, he is even worse with distractions while eating and almost never eats well.
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