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Offline JennVanessa1083

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5 month old nursing erratically
« on: June 20, 2019, 13:49:41 pm »
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I was wondering if a 5 month old nurses anywhere from 3-3.5 hours is that common? She’s a month early so I feed on demand but she’s been wanting to comfort nurse before sleep. She doesn’t rely on feeding to sleep. Today she cried before her nap as if discomfort and rooting. I put my finger in her mouth and she was clamping down. Is this teething?

She’s doing 1.75-2 hour A times but is she hungry? Should I be doing a top up?
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Re: 5 month old nursing erratically
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2019, 22:59:38 pm »
Sorry for the delay?

How are things now? Breastfed babies will nurse more often yes.  If she's rooting that sounds like hunger.
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Re: 5 month old nursing erratically
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2019, 01:45:38 am »
Things are pretty good on the BF front. She’s eating  between 3.25-4hrs and one over night feed.

She is in fact teething so sometimes will want to stay on the breast for comfort. I let her bc it’s nowhere near sleep time.

I realized that sometimes she will root when she is falling asleep as a self-soothe like she turns her head and does the sucking sound. So I guess it was that
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