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My 9.5 month old has all of a sudden cut the time of his nursing sessions by more than half. He's still nursing about every 3 hours like before, just the time he nurses has decreased.<br>
We're down to about 2-3 minutes a side when before it would be anywhere from 5-15 (at the most) I know they can sometimes become more efficent eaters but to me it doesn't seem like he has.<br><br>
He's also a big comfort nurser due to some painful digestive problems. He's having problems right now, so why he doesn't seem to be nursing more is really confusing me.<br><br>
Because of his tummy problmes, we've cut solids completely for the time being, wouldn't that make him want to nurse more too?<br><br>
He has MSPI (milk soy protein intolerance) so I'm trying my hardest to keep him nursing until at least a year/when he grows out of it. I really hope this isn't a sign of him wanting to stop. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Oh, he only gets a bottle about once a week so I know he's not having confusion because of that.<br><br>
Any ideas?
 

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i doubt that he's weaning. almost every mom i know, both in real life and here at MDC, has said that somewhere between 9-11 months their baby went through a phase of decreased nursing. it's a distractable age. you just keep offering to nurse and you will ride out this wave of decreased nursing.
 

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Phew!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Thank you!
 

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if he is getting distracted, you might try a nursing necklace. I got mine at <a href="http://lorisnursingnecklaces.com" target="_blank">http://lorisnursingnecklaces.com</a> and I think she has one for auction here. My dd who is coming back to the breast after an 8 wk hiatus grasps onto the necklace and it keeps her attention while she nurses away.
 

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colleen - yeah, I have and necklace the thing is that it distracts him enough that all he wants to do is play with it and not nurse! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: Thanks for the suggestion though.<br><br>
Well, he's done a turn around, the last two days he wants to nurse every 2 hours! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">: If it's not one thing it's another.....
 
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