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How often do you nurse your 9-11 month old?

  • 8 or more times a day

    Votes: 72 68.6%
  • 6-7 times a day

    Votes: 19 18.1%
  • 4-5 times a day

    Votes: 11 10.5%
  • less than 4 times a day

    Votes: 5 4.8%
  • night weaned - yes

    Votes: 5 4.8%
  • night weaned - no

    Votes: 57 54.3%
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my 9 mo old nurses 6-7 a day. i just got my first af today. does that affect milk production?
 

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I'm curious, too. My 11 mo. DD nurses mostly to fall asleep (naps & night), but will nurse for short little spurts 3-4 times a day- so including before naps that's 5-7 times during day. Then, every 3 hrs at night. A lot of times I'll try to nurse her during the day, but she'll pull off to look at/play with something.
 

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Guess I should tell mine - I had to vote in order to see what the results are coming up as. DS almost 10 months is pretty much nightweaned. Mostly did it himself. I nudged a little when he started regressing back to night waking. He wasn't waking to eat; he was waking for company. He is nursing 4-5 times a day - good long nursings, not a snacker. He eats solids at lunch and dinner (not alot yet).
 

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I came to take the poll to see if I could remember that long ago, lol. But with those categories it was easy! Neither of my kids nursed less than 8 times a day before 2 years. Ever.
 

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She's 2.5 now, and NOW nurses about 4-5 times a day, including at night. But at 9-11 mo, she was nursing 3-5 times a night, and about 5-7 times a day... I think. Wow, that's a lot of nursing... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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When dd was that age she nursed 15+ times/24 hours.<br><br>
Not nightweaned (forgot to answer that on the poll <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">)
 

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At that age, I believe, James still nursed probably every 2 hours or less. Same at night <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My 11 mo. DD nurses mostly to fall asleep (naps & night), but will nurse for short little spurts 3-4 times a day- so including before naps that's 5-7 times during day. Then, every 3 hrs at night.</div>
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This is how it is with my 11 month old.
 

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I never counted at that age, but I remember doing a count when she was maybe around 14 months old and I think she nursed 12-14 times (including night nursing) in a 24 hour period. So definitely more than 8 times and she has always nursed at night <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My 11 mo old nurses a million times a day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
At least 7 during the day and 3 or 4 at night. She eats some solids, but generally not enough to make up a meal.
 

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That age is sort of lost in the mists of time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> but I know they were nursing every 90 minutes to 2 hours when awake and many many times at night (lots of teething times two babies!).<br><br>
I think I started sleeping a bit once they turned 2. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Wow, I don't think my kid nursed as much as some of your kids even when he was a newborn! I guess I should also added a question about comfort sucking - because mine have never been much into nursing for comfort. Also duration would be a question. I assume you aren't nursing every two hours for 30 minutes?!
 

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My 11.5 month old still nurses at least 12x a day..I don't see him slowing down anytime soon. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I don't think I've gone more than 2-3 hours w/o nursing DD since she was born. She nurses several times each night (she latches on in our sleep, but I'd guess 3-4 times on a good night and often more). She certainly nurses at least 5 times during the day as well. I don't count. If it's just 5 times, then they're 10+ minute nursing sessions. If its 12-15 times, then some of them are shorter. She often comfort sucks through most of her naps, but she does a real nursing session first, she just likes to stay latched on. She also often does a true nursing session mid nap without really waking up.
 

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Wow, I guess my baby is the only one that is always too busy to nurse? He's almost 9 months. He nurses at 6 am, at 8 or 9 when he gets up, a couple of times briefly during the day, and before bed. Sometimes he wakes up in the middle of the night and wants to nurse, sometimes he doesn't. It's definitely not every 2-3 hours...I worry sometimes that he'll wean early, so I offer pretty often, but usually he isn't too interested!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm curious, too. My 11 mo. DD nurses mostly to fall asleep (naps & night), but will nurse for short little spurts 3-4 times a day- so including before naps that's 5-7 times during day. Then, every 3 hrs at night. A lot of times I'll try to nurse her during the day, but she'll pull off to look at/play with something.</div>
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My 11 mo DS and I have the same EXACT daily routine. We also always nurse for bumps and bruises, which seem to happen often at this age! I love how it does the trick every time to take the pain away and soothe him!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Wow, I guess my baby is the only one that is always too busy to nurse? He's almost 9 months. He nurses at 6 am, at 8 or 9 when he gets up, a couple of times briefly during the day, and before bed. Sometimes he wakes up in the middle of the night and wants to nurse, sometimes he doesn't. It's definitely not every 2-3 hours...I worry sometimes that he'll wean early, so I offer pretty often, but usually he isn't too interested!</div>
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This is my little girl. Except she almost never nurses at night anymore. (She sleeps in her own crib though) She'll nurse right before bed (between 9-10 pm) then wakes up about 7:00-7:30 am. If she wakes up though I will certainly nurse her. She cluster feeds during the day. When we are out and about she doesn't seem to want to nurse as much so I make it a point to offer at least every 2-3 hours if she doesn't demand it.<br><br>
She just turned 8 months though. No solids yet. I prolly shouldn't have answered.
 
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