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The past couple of days ds has really dropped in the amount of time he nurses. He use to nurse for about 20 to 30 min at each feeding and then one feeding a day he would nurse for 50 mins. The past couple of days. He has only been nursing 8 to 10 mins a feeding and then one 50 min feeding. During the shorter feedings, he usually comes off to burp and then after he burps he will not even open his mouth to latch on.<br><br>
I am concerned that there is something wrong. I really don't want our feeding times to be that short. Along with thinking he need to eat more than that, I love that close time with him. Also, could this hurt my milk supply?<br><br>
Any ideas???
 

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I wouldn't worry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
They go through so many stages and transitions in the early weeks. As long as he's still having plenty of wet diapers, and he seems like his usual perky self, you can trust his signals.<br><br>
8-10 minutes IS enough for him to get his tummy full. If he doesn't want more, it's because he's done.<br><br>
Your milk supply adjusts itself all the time to match your LO's demands. You can always pump if you're concerned, but personally I wouldn't bother.<br>
Except for unusual circumstances like illness or a nursing strike, your supply should keep up with demand without any intervention.<br><br>
If he's not as interested in comfort nursing, you'll just have to get your fill of snuggling while he's sleeping. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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sounds perfect to me<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> He's getting more efficient with feeding which means he doesn't need to feed as long. Like pp said- if he's still having wet/poopy dipes then there is no need to worry.
 

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Do you baby wear / put him in a sling? That's another way to have some good snuggly time.
 

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I could have written your post! I had the same issues. She went from nursing 20 hours a day (yes, I'm serious), to every 2 hours and only for a few minutes at a time. I was so worried about my supply (which was just fine) and her, but she went to a new pattern of every 1-2 hours after that. She gained slower than normal during that time. She normally gains around 2oz a day and she only gained that in like 4-5 days, but then it normalized.
 

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Every baby nurses differently-- and even then they go through different stages. My second oldest only ever nursed 5-10 minutes at a time and she was my big chunker (18lbs at 6 months!). I wouldn't worry as long as he seems content and has lots of wet/poopy diapers.
 

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Your baby is getting bigger and more efficient at nursing. This means he'll start having "not nursing awake time" to look around and explore the world.<br><br>
This is perfectly normal and expected (and something I remind new moms is going to happen when they're all worried about their nonstop nursers!)
 

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My daughter, who is now 9 weeks old, also decreased her time nursing. She went from nursing for 15-20min on each breast for the first few weeks to barely 10 minutes every 2-3 hours, and often does not want the second breast. I was also worried but as she still had the same amount of wet diapers, I figured it was all good. She has doubled her birth weight so I know we are both doing something right!
 
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