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#1 of 6 Old 05-23-2010, 11:34 AM - Thread Starter
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This child wont leave the breast. I have been sitting here nursing him for like 30+ minutes on the same side....and he still wont unlatch and is still actively nursing...
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With my first DD, I would nurse for 45minutes at a time for the first few weeks. Some babies are just slower nursers than other. I know it can be frustrating for you. One of the best days of my life was the day I figured out how to nurse while wearing baby in a sling. I had 2 hands free and could walk around. It was so liberating. I felt like a rockstar goddess!!

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Omg me too! You may have read about my troubles and fears and now we are doing great but she's on my boob 24/7, no joke! I need to learn feeding in s sling.


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Some babes are just very "booby minded" I swear. When my DS was born (he's now 16mos) he latched on at about 5mins old and stayed there switching between breasts for 2 hrs! It can be a little aggravating at times when it feels like all you are doing is nursing, but i try to look at it this way: You are the reason your baby is thriving, you provide all that he/she needs by the grace of nature and the miracle of your body. Nursing is one the most wonderful times as a mother. (And I second the nursing with a sling! Such a lifesaver! With 6 kids, one 7days "late" and my 16mo old still nursing, Im looking forward to being able to feed a NB babe and get my laundry folded!)

So glad things are going well for you!

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Glad you guys figured it out!!

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We have had a few 1hr+ feeding sessions too. Usually the next feed is shorter though I'm finding.

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