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How many times a day should my 10 month old nurse?

my daughter is only nursing 3 times a day and lately only wants to nurse 2 times a day. she gets alot in each nursing session cuz she pretty much chugs it. is it ok if she only nurses 2 times? she eats solid foods 3 times a day and has 4 oz of juice and finger foods on demand

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Asked by ericswifey247 at 1:51 PM on Feb. 10, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yes,but she'll need more fluids then.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 1:52 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • Since she's eating solid food she isn't going to want to nurse as much. My kids were just starting solid foods at that age, so they nursed more. But solids digest slower than milk does, so she'll be full longer with those. As long as she doesn't want more I wouldn't worry.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:52 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • – collapse
    don't you think you should have stopped doing that a few months ago

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:54 PM on Feb. 10, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • thanks i feel less worried now

    Comment by ericswifey247 (original poster) at 1:55 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • stopped doing what breastfeeding?

    Comment by ericswifey247 (original poster) at 1:57 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • I think she should be nursing a little more. Do you always nurse before solids? In the first year, always nurse before offering solids. If you try that, you might find her nursing a bit more. 2-3 times a day doesn't seem like enough to me, if you were bottle feeding, you'd expect her to have more then 2-3 bottles a day, right?

    Answer by Krysta622 at 2:14 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • Always nurse first, solids after till the first birthday. I'm reading too many solids here.

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:40 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • she always wants food when she wants breast milk she practically pulls my shirt off i tried nursing her before lunch today and she refused she just wanted food....i think i may pump what i can and maybe give her a sippy with breast milk while she is eating

    Comment by ericswifey247 (original poster) at 8:21 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • Mine were all still nursing 5 times/day at that age. Three times at meals and 2 times in between meals for "snacks" Since breastmilk/formula is supposed to still be their main source of nutrition, she needs more breastmilk less solids. IMO

    Answer by missanc at 8:22 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

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