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On what planet is 3-7 MORE than 6-20???

Sorry, I'm pyschoanalyzing some nonsense and trying to figure it out, but it's impossible since it IS nonsense. I once stated that my son at 17 months was nursing an average of every 1-4 hours (so at the VERY least...6 times in 24 hours and usually a TON more) and have guesstimated that he is now nursing 3-7 times/day and have been 'accused' of nursing him more now than I was then.... Huh?

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Weird... maybe it's because he's older. If someone feels that the child is "too old to be nursing still" they might suddenly feel that you are nursing him more now (due to their discomfort). That's all I can really come up with, lol. Happy Nursing:)

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Yeah, sorry for messing w/ your brains guys. Didn't mean to. ;)

He does sleep a LITTLE less than he did at 17 months, but not really. At 17 months he was napping 1-3 hours and up 0-5 (averagiing 2-3 though) times a night and at 2 years almost 9 months now he naps 0-3 hours and sleeps through the night MOST of the time... or is up once. Like I said his 'average' for daytime now is 4-5.... it's only up to 7 when he's having a bad day and up at night. 'Normal' nursing is.... first thing in the morning, before nap, after nap, and bedtime.... Sometimes he'll throw in a mid morning 'check in' and sometimes he'll nurse in the middle of his nap (on those 3 hour nap days) too.

Anyway, it doesn't REALLY matter. Just that I was annoyed. I'm annoyed w/ a LOT of things at the moment though and this was just the only one that isn't too revealing (and not about me or I'd post it).

April - posted on 12/17/2010

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i'm a twatt waffle. All these numbers are making my head spin! the only way i can respond is to say that I nurse my 2 year old 2 times a day and 3 or 4 times a night. That's nowhere NEAR how much he used to nurse as a newborn. I think he was permanently latched to my breast as newborn!

Meghan - posted on 12/16/2010

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THAT is the exact reason I don't get involved with any conversation having anything to do with math...some of us just end up looking like twatt waffles

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Sorry...When I saw the "3-7" and "6-20" my mathematical brain kicked in and started being an asshole, saying 3 minus 7 is negative 4 and 6 minus 20 is negative 14. Then I read the rest of the post, haha...

but 3 to 7 times a day is much less than 6 to 20. the way the OP is worded is kinda odd, though...my brain could only make sense of the mathematical aspect...sorry...

Isobel - posted on 12/16/2010

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I've conceded many times...I don't like it much but...here we are

Jodi - posted on 12/16/2010

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And a 3 year old doesn't sleep more than a 17 month old (not generally anyway).



Teresa, it sounds to me like someone is comparing apples with oranges. But then, I have no idea of the context, so I can't say for sure.

Isobel - posted on 12/16/2010

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but she's comparing how much she used to feed him (when he was an infant) as opposed to how much she feeds him now (as a child)

Isobel - posted on 12/16/2010

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but 1-4 times per day for a new born leads to as many feeds as 3-7 with a 3 year old...because the 3 year old sleeps way longer.

Isobel - posted on 12/16/2010

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nope...explaining feedings as per hour or per day instead of per day can be deceptive...dividing the day into waking hours is only logical.

Lindsay - posted on 12/16/2010

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It's not but I'm on my 3rd glass of wine. ;-P I think I'll check out for the night! haha

C. - posted on 12/16/2010

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Yes.. I'm saying that maybe whoever is accusing her is thinking the 1-4 is the same as the 3-7 as in times/day and not 1-4 hours and 3-7 times/day.. Is that making sense or is it just me (no really.. I'm tired, so if it doesn't, just say so :) )

C. - posted on 12/16/2010

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I think whoever is accusing you is a moron. They're probably not reading it right and thinking 1-4 times/day instead of HOURS and thinking the 3-7 is the same (times/day).. They just need to reread and comprehend. You're not crazy :)

Isobel - posted on 12/16/2010

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I'm thinking the judge is figuring on feedings per waking day...if you say there are 12...one per hour...if you say 6, one every other hour...and so on.

Amie - posted on 12/16/2010

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If he's sleeping for longer periods now, then he was then. It may seem like he's nursing more often, since he's doing it all during his waking hours. Instead of waking up at night to nurse. Make sense?

If you do the math though, it works out that he is indeed nursing less.

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He is nursing a lot less in a 24 hour period than he was at 17 months which is the only point I was mentioning.

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Yeah but with the baby sleeping more, even though waking time is still only every 2.4hours, the sleeping more means less actual nursing sessions in a 24 hour period. Whereas at 17 months old he was nursing every 1-4 hours throughout a 24 hour period. That is, if I'm reading it right and if my brain isn't fried from figuring out the negative math earlier lol SO glad it wasn't just me Sharon lol

Isobel - posted on 12/16/2010

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so 5 into 12 (the average amount of time a two year old is awake) is still every 2.4 hours...and 4 into 12 is every three hours...how do you see that the judge doesn't see that he hasn't cut down? he hasn't really...not very much

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I wash thinknig the exact same math problem as Joy was thinking, and realizing that although I suck at Math...but I could solve negative integers!

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7 is on a 'bad' day though and would include the occasions that he doesn't sleep through the night. Average is now around 4-5. Yeah, math isn't the only thing that isn't their 'forte'. ;)

Isobel - posted on 12/16/2010

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7 times a waking day including naps would mean every couple hours or so...

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I have to say, when I read your first sentence I thought you were talking about math homework and I was getting negative answers and going "Well, 3 minus 7 IS more than 6 minus 20..." LOL
In the case of you nursing, let's see, if at 17 months you nursed once every 2 hours (ish) then that's 12 times in 24 hours. THEN was definitely more than NOW. Someone, whoever "accused" you, needs to learn the "new math" lol

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