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#1 of 6 Old 07-03-2009, 11:46 AM - Thread Starter
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My 11 month old just started switching from breast to breast during feedings recently. He will start on one breast and then want to switch to and fro between breasts. A couple of gulps here, a couple gulps there...etc. If I tell him to stay on one he screams for the other one. I feel like I have milk so I don't know why he is doing this. Maybe to increase the supply?

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#2 of 6 Old 07-03-2009, 02:50 PM
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My guess is he is just wanting the rush of the letdowns.
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my dd does this too... i don't know why, she started around 10 months, she's 12 months now. i'm almost wondering if the two sides taste different and she's comparing. i don't know why they do this, but since around 9 months, she's been quite an acrobatic breastfeeder!
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I've heard they do this to get the foremilk because their thirsty

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If it's bugging you just don't let him. I never have with DS and he's almost 2! If he wants to nurse he can take the breast being offered. Or he can go play. Anything else drives me crazy!

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