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How often does your baby nurses and for how long at each sessions?

My 9 months old still nurses 6 times a day, but will only drink a little at a time. I'm wondering if he's drinking enough.

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Asked by lesjoiesdemaman at 7:53 PM on Sep. 7, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Could be a growth spurt...mine had several periods of time where he would eat alot off me...He may be a good nurser so he doesn't have to stay on so long

    Answer by 8firsttimemom8 at 8:45 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • I'm not sure... my 5 month old nurses on demand. It has decreased a lot though compared to what it was the first few months. Maybe like 6-12 times a day instead of 10-16 times a day? I'm not sure.

    Answer by Kat770 at 9:21 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • Wow 6 times is nothing! Im' sure he's getting enough. Is he eating solids? Are you nursing before solids? He's still under 1 year so he needs BM before solids. They go through spurts of nursing.

    Answer by MoonLover06 at 9:30 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • My 3 month old has always nursed for short amounts of time, but many times per day... every baby is different. If your baby is growing and gaining normally there's nothing to worry about. Your body will make more milk if she needs it.

    Answer by stepmom929 at 2:49 PM on Sep. 8, 2009

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