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I know with newborns they need to nurse for more then 10 min to get the hindmilk, is that the case for older babies? Zane is almost 9 months, I thought he would be efficient enought to get the hindmilk in less time then that by now, is that true?<br><br>
I ask cause Zane only nurses for about 5ish minutes on one side usually, and he eats 1 time every 3 hrs. Do you think he's getting enough??
 

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Babies that age can be very efficient nursers, and if you have a large storage capacity and quick delivery, it is possible he is getting enough to eat in 5 mins, 8x/day. Is he happy, healthy, filled out, active? Does he poop every day to once every several days and is it copious when he goes? Is his urine clear? Is he eating table foods?<br><br>
Ask him: "Zane, are you getting enough milk?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I agree! As long as he is alert, growing, peeing, and pooping, then don't look for problems trust your body and his!
 

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My son has never been a long eater even when he was a newborn. 2-7 minutes. Maybe just let him stay on one side each time. My son is 5 months and 20 lbs so I know he is getting enough milk. My daughters weren't even 20 lbs when they were 1 and they ate forever. I think you just have to pay attention to growth for your child and the rest the others mentioned. You would notice if he looks unhealthy.
 
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