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#1 of 5 Old 03-05-2005, 07:52 PM - Thread Starter
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DS is a year. And very busy. He is nursing in a 24 hour period about 6 or 7 times. I offer all the time. I spend all day with him. Wearing him. I really really really hope he is not weaning. He is a very laid back, happy go lucky kinda guy. He doesn't seem to require a lot of comfort nursing. I was just hoping some of you could share your experiences with a one year old.

Edited to say that he used to nurse like 10 times up until about amonth ago.
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#2 of 5 Old 03-06-2005, 02:14 AM
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Happening here too. I think it's because they're so busy. Hang in there, keep offering as much as you want, and probably he'll go back to nursing all the time when he figures out he can still do lots of cool stuff AND nurse a bunch, all in the same day, KWIM?
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Same here, my DS is just a few days younger! I hope we can stick it out. I really hope to make until at least two. :
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I'm in your boat too! Actually my DD is 10 months old, but she just started walking and she does not want to take the time to lie there and nurse. She used to nurse like 6 or 7 times a day but now she's down to like 4. Problem is, BFing is still her main source of nutrition since she does not really like solids. In effect, my milk supply is dropping so I'm having to take Fenugreek, offer the breast every 2 hours and if she wont nurse I pump. Ugh, I wish she would go back to nursing and realize that she can still walk around when she is done, LOL!

Kinda crunchy mama to my 3 DD's (ages 7, 4, and 6 weeks)

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My dd cut way back on her nursing between 9 and 10 months and I remember wondering what the heck to do because I was planning on nursing until at least a year and she did not eat many solids but I just offered the breast to her as often as I thought she needed it and we have gone on to nurse for years! Remember that as babies get older they become more efficient at nursing and can take in more milk in a shorter time period or less frequent nursing. Also children in their second year don't grow as fast as babies in their first year (doubling or tripling birth weight) so they may not need as many calories. Just follow your babies' leads, mamas, and don't be surprised if you are posting here at MDC between 15-18 months wondering why baby is nursing ALL THE TIME!!! :LOL
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