Katie - posted on 11/05/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
My DD's 7 months old. How long should she be nursing at a typical feeding? She usually nurses for 10 minutes on each side. However, she does spit up quite a bit. I didn't know if maybe I'm giving her too much. I cut it down to 10 min and 7 min, but she dropped from the 50th percentile to the 25th, so her dr wanted me to feed her more. Plus, how many times a day should I feed her? Right now, she nurses for 10 min (total) after breakfast (solids), 10 min after lunch (solids), 20 min between lunch and dinner, and right before bedtime, so she's nursing 4 times a day. I feel like all I'm doing is feeding her. She's still in the 25th percentile though. We're thinking that she's just going to be small like my hubby and I. Also, for breakfast she eats 6 TB oatmeal with 4 spoonfulls of fruit, for lunch she eats 1 jar of veggies (Stage 2, 4oz) plus nurses for 10 min, and for dinner she eats 1 jar veggies PLUS 1 jar fruits. She doesn't nurse after dinner. Am I feeding her too much. It seems like a lot for a 7 month old. She seems to spit up a lot. When will that stop? Should I cut down her feeding, and then just feed her more often? Most of the time, if she doesn't nurse the entire time (If I try to end the feeding) she gets really upset like she's really hungry. I really don't want to overfeed her. She's not overweight, she's still tiny, but maybe her body can't handle that much food at one setting. I'm really not sure what to do. HELP!!!!