Sheri - posted on 12/30/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
Alright, so my daughter was a very quick eater as a newborn and would usually only eat for 5 or 10 minutes on each side (sometimes less, sometimes more). At first I was a little concerned, but she was gaining weight veeery fast, so I stopped worrying.
Now, for the past few weeks (maybe a month?) she has entered a stage (or what I hope is a stage!) where she will basically eat for as long as I let her. And when I say eat, I really mean stay on the boob, because often she is just sleeping after a while, or sucking every once in a while.
Usually, I hear people say that their baby was like this as a newborn, but got faster and more efficient as they got older. So far I have not heard of a baby doing it the other way around like she is doing. Have any of you ever had a baby who started off fast but turned slow? What would you do? Should I pop her off when the sucking slows? One last piece of information. She doesn't seem upset when I do pop her off (which I eventually always have to do or else she literally would never come off). Please lend me your advice!