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how long does your dc feed for? i think i make speed feeder babies

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Tutter Sun 30-Sep-07 20:23:22

ds1 used to be able to down a breastful in one in a couple of minutes

ds2 only 10 weeks old but needs 5 or 10 mins per side

is he Odd?

mangojuice Sun 30-Sep-07 21:08:23

My ds is the same. Always fed quickly, 5-10mins max per side. He's 1 now and is about 2 mins each side (gulping frantically) then back to whatever he was doing. Hardly time to sit down and relax!

determination Sun 30-Sep-07 22:51:53

dd1 easily would take 30-40minutes, but dd2 less than 5minutes.. i preferred the lengthy feeds and the relaxing cuddle time.

Daisymum07 Mon 01-Oct-07 08:20:52

Hi, My dd has always been a speedy feeder (feel blessed!) 10 mins max each side, normally 10 on one side and 5 on the other and she thriving at 6 mths. I too got really worried as everyone else i knew BF was taking 20-30 mins each side but if your DC is putting on weight steadily obviously ok, I would think? I only mum of one so no prior experience ;o

phdlife Mon 01-Oct-07 14:19:19

ds only ever did 10mins, one-side feeds.

early on, some demented bfc told me I had to make him feed for longer as he was "just snacking" and I got really stressed about it for a while, but when I found he was 91st percentile for weight, I decided to ignore her grin

Tutter Mon 01-Oct-07 14:21:28

yes, am not worried as he's close to 98th centile

just wondered if it was unusual

AitchTwoOh Mon 01-Oct-07 14:21:50

you lucky, lucky bastards... envy

phdlife Mon 01-Oct-07 14:26:11

Sorry Aitch grin

Tutter, do you find your ds's poo comes out under pressure, too? ds was like a fire hose at that end, someone told me that was common if they were getting a fast flow in...

AitchTwoOh Mon 01-Oct-07 14:26:30

tutter, by the way, do you ever stop to think that one day last year you sat down and purposely pissed in a nappy? <wistful>

Tutter Mon 01-Oct-07 14:27:51

phdlife - indeed he is a powerpooer too

grin aitch - indeed, often i do blush

FAO anyone in the dark: aitch did this too. i was Not Alone in my nappy pissing antics

phdlife Mon 01-Oct-07 14:28:08


talk about TMI!

<<runs away, feeling alarmed>>

phdlife Mon 01-Oct-07 14:29:02

oh it's no good - if you're both at it I've got to ask, for the love of god, WHY????

Tutter Mon 01-Oct-07 14:30:12

er.... oh, look at the time, must go and wake ds1

phdlife Mon 01-Oct-07 14:34:00

oh, wine involved, was there? grin

AitchTwoOh Mon 01-Oct-07 19:55:07

Not A Drop

phdlife Tue 02-Oct-07 10:48:19

<<now very worried indeed, makes for sanctuary of the tea-shop>>

serenity Tue 02-Oct-07 11:00:49

<<ignore nappy play with typical British reserve>>

Mine all fed really quickly (5/10 minutes during the day), it was bliss tbh and a good reason why I bf and why I had no problems going out and about from an early age. I had a friend whose DC took an hour at each feed and I deeply admired her resolve in continuing to bf, I don't know if I could have carried on doing that for months at a time.

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