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4 1/2 month old breastfed baby...

She's nursing for less time and not always nursing on both sides anymore, she's still having enough wet diapers though. Is this common as a baby gets older?


Asked by Anonymous at 1:28 PM on May. 23, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (7)
  • Yes, they eat more efficiently as they get older.

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:43 PM on May. 23, 2010

  • My 2 1/2 month old just went from eating for an hour to eating for MAYBE 20 minutes. He has alwys only done 1 side at a time but is stii gaining weight well and lots of wet diapers so I'm guessing is ok. =) sorry 4 typos NAK

    Answer by staciaw at 1:37 PM on May. 23, 2010

  • Textbook perfect.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:48 PM on May. 23, 2010

  • op- what about nursing fewer times in a day? she's sleeping longer at night (and snoring in my lap as we speak lol) so she's nursing an average of 7 times a day, sometimes 8.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:52 PM on May. 23, 2010

  • yep youre doin good

    Answer by jennifer588 at 1:52 PM on May. 23, 2010

  • Sounds normal.

    Answer by Christina807 at 6:14 PM on May. 23, 2010

  • By this age my daughter was still nursing on both sides, but I would stop her at about 10 mins and switch her to the other side. She only ate for about 10 mins on each side.

    Answer by moviemom22 at 12:35 PM on May. 24, 2010