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Breastfeeding question

I always wondered after that 3 month experience with my son. If you know that it wasn't an undersupply issue(in fact I had the opposite but no one could ever tell me much about it) what would cause a baby to feed for 5 hours almost straight?

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Asked by lizziebreath at 12:04 AM on Jun. 6, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • maybe they were not feeding, maybe just pacifier-ing for comfort. I know plenty times my son would be done nursing and just using me as a pacifier, but the I'd just give him a pacifier after I would realize

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 12:05 AM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • thats a long time! Are you sure it was five hours straight? Any breaks in between at all?

    Answer by lovemylife88 at 12:07 AM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • is he really eating all that time or is he suckling while sleeping?

    Answer by mkdirector2011 at 12:14 AM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • 5 hours??....that seems a little long

    Answer by Emmajosmommy at 12:24 AM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • Because babies LOVE to nurse. There's no reason for it except that (especially when new) a baby, if comfortable, would hang out on the breast all day. Women in more primitive cultures wore their babies without a top on - basically for the first few months their babies did nothing but nurse. Not coincidentally, babies in those cultures never (or rarely) cry.

    Answer by lifetimelove at 6:45 AM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • Because baby is normal. This is what they're programmed for!

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:32 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • Yeah, I would say that or cluster feeding? My son would nurse on and off for 3 hours in the evening right before bed because thats when he'd have his longest stretch before bedtime. I would sit back relax, get a magazine or a book you love and enjoy it because pretty soon, you'll be chasing them around everywhere!!

    Answer by Sarahbeth7 at 5:38 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

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