My baby doesn't eat as much solids as the guidlines say AND she nurses less. What's going on?

Angela - posted on 07/20/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My baby has always been big in length and size but never chubby and now that her intake seems to be diminished, I'm worried about her health. Her next appointment is the 3rd and Ill as k then but until then?

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Celeste - posted on 07/21/2012

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Sounds like she's doing fine! Babies nurse for different amounts of time and as long as she's growing, meeting milestones and having enough diapers, she's fine.

I have twins, one nursed for MAYBE 5-10 min and then my other twin wanted to nurse longer than that!

Dove - posted on 07/21/2012

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As long as she's continuing to grow, she's thriving, and she's wetting and pooping enough.... she's FINE. People are born in all shapes and sizes and with all kinds of appetites. Guidelines are just guidelines... not absolutes.

Angela - posted on 07/21/2012

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She is 7 and a half months, she goes like 5 in a 24 because i don't change her at night so really more, and she poops big every once in a while. She's never EVER nursed longer then 10-15 minutes, her longest stretch ever was 45 and only because she kept falling asleep when she was first born, but her stomach has also never been hard like other babies

Lori - posted on 07/20/2012

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Need to know how old your baby is, and her diaper count.

Not all babies are chubby. Is she growing in both length and weight? Is she meeting milestones?

All guidelines are just averages. Some babies need more, some babies need less. And keep in mind that Until they're ONE, food is just for FUN. Breastmilk should be the main source of nutrition until baby's first birthday.

How often does she nurse? And how long does she nurse?

As babies get older, they tend to be more efficient at emptying the breast, so they don't need to nurse as long as they needed to as a newborn.

Celeste - posted on 07/20/2012

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How old is your baby? How many diapers is she getting in 24 hours? How often is she nursing now?

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