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My babe is 7 months and started tasting solids a month ago (i couldn't keep food away from her) and LOVES it. We don't give her much, maybe a half cup a day total but she's going longer between feedings. Last night was the first night since she was born that she slept 6 hours uninterrupted. It was amazing, I feel like a NEW woman. however, she only nursed 5x today and usually it's 7 or 8 times. I also have to supplement with formula because i had a breast reduction and my supply is low.... (btw: i've had mastitis 5X since she was born, i get it everytime I try to increase my supply<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Just curious what other mama's and babies are doing in the world.<br><br>
thanks so much,<br>
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My DS is 2 weeks and nurses every 3 hours or so. I am happy because so far I have only pumped three times for him which was so DH and DS1 could help with the feedings.<br><br><br>
xox Holly
 

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My dd is 4 mos and nurses on demand sometimes every 2 hrs sometimes 4 hrs about 8 - 14 times a day.
 

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i dont know about the supplementation and your mastisis, so i will leave that issue for someone more knowledgeable to address.<br><br>
my babe is 10 months old and nurses 8-10 times during the day (with most of the serious sessions being in the morning and evening); but he also nurses alot at night (not sure how much...havent been able to stay awake and count! lol!)
 

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I've never counted nursing sessions, but it's a LOT! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> On demand & she rarely goes an hour without nursing. She does love solids too, but it hasn't affected her nursing at ALL. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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My little girl is 7 months and she nurses 6-8 times a day. It depends alot on the amount of solids that she eats as well. If she takes a fail bit of solids then she nurses less.<br>
The supplumenting and mastis make sence after a breast reduction. Because of the damage to the breast tissue from the reduction you can't make enough milk and if you do try to make more then some of the milk ducts get infection because there may not be a way for the milk to get out (there again resultion from the reduction) The fast that you are nursing after a reduction is a wonderfull thing, even though you don't produce enought milk to fill your baby you are giving her some and thats what counts.<br>
You may find that as she takes more solid foods you may be able to cut back on the # of bottles - This will encourage her to nurse more often but she is getting suplumented with solids instead of formula (if this makes any sence at all)<br>
We did this with my son when my milk supply droped because I was pregnant with DD - we added high quality solids(avacado, bannana, egg yolk, sweetpotato) instead of giving him formula (he was 6months +). Now he was eating full meals by the time he was a year, but that isn't what you should be aiming for. You should aim to BF as long as you want.
 

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I have a 16-month old. She nurses for a decently timed session about 6 times during the day and night but she takes a bit here and there probably another 6 times. She has a couple bites of cereal or fruit and yogurt in the mornings, a snack in the afternoon and then she eats dinner with us but she still depends on me for at least 75% of her nutrition.
 

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At seven weeks, J was nursing 12-16 times per day! But now at nine months, she nurses 6-8 times depending on whether or not she sleeps through the night. She eats solid food at lunch and dinner and mostly self-feeds...I'd estimate she eats between 8 and 16 ounces of solids a day.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My DS is 2 weeks and nurses every 3 hours or so. I am happy because so far I have only pumped three times for him which was so DH and DS1 could help with the feedings.<br><br><br>
xox Holly</div>
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Watch out for nipple confusion, 2 weeks is to early to start with bottle, I believe 6 weeks is the recommendation.
 

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10-12 times a day and dd is two years old.<br><br>
To the OP- be sure that you're allowing baby to self feed instead of spoon feeding- so that she can regulate her own intake. Also always nurse before solids for the whole first year.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Watch out for nipple confusion, 2 weeks is to early to start with bottle, I believe 6 weeks is the recommendation.</div>
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I agree. Nipple confusion can ruin a breastfeeding relationship.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">My DS is 2 weeks and nurses every 3 hours or so. I am happy because so far I have only pumped three times for him which was so DH and DS1 could help with the feedings.<br><br><br>
xox Holly</div>
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I agree that you should be careful of nipple confusion, but if your baby is nursing very well, you shouldn't have a problem. I started giving one to my son at 3 weeks because I had to go back to work and I wanted to be sure he would take one and if not what our other options were, he was nursing like a champ and has never had any confusion.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">10-12 times a day and dd is two years old.<br><br>
To the OP- be sure that you're allowing baby to self feed instead of spoon feeding- so that she can regulate her own intake. Also always nurse before solids for the whole first year.<br><br>
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Is this in 24 hours or just during the "day time"???
 

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DD is 9 months and now nurses about 6 times during the day and 4-6 times during the night. She's barely eating any solids--she'll take a few bites of things, but isn't getting much in the way of calories from anything but ol' Mama.
 

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my 18 month old nurses about 12 times during the day, maybe more depending on her attention span... sometimes if shes feeling busy she nurses for 5 minutes, sometimes she nurses for 20 or 30 minutes. she probably nurses about 5 times at night, which i dont really wake up for past roll over stick on other boob. she sleeps for a 6 hour chunk when she goes down, gets boob, and usually goes another 3 hours after that before more boob, and we usually go every hour or so after that till she gets up. she gets solids, she shares my food whenever i eat and gets a yogurt for breakfast and a good sized meal at dinnertime. solids really havent made a difference in how much she nurses.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Is this in 24 hours or just during the "day time"???</div>
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Yes and yes. DD has never nursed much over night- that would be between say 7am and 12pm<br><br>
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My 7wk old dd nurses about 6-8 a day. It doesn't sound like much compared to what others are posting, but she is gaining weight like a champ and has plenty of dirty and wet dipes during the day. I feed on demand and you could almost set you watch by her eating every 3-4 hours. The only thing I am worried about is my milk supply.<br>
This is my first child, so I really have no idea what I am doing<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: .
 
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