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My baby is constantly nursing. Is this normal?
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
This is normal. Most of this is likely true feeding and necessary but some babies will use breastfeeding s a pacifier.
Essentially true feeding is vigorous and consistent. Suck, suck, breath... Pacifying feeding is 30-40 minutes later and more like suck, snooooooooze, suck, snoooooze. During this phase of feeding baby isnt eating, just pacifying. That feeding can be stopped.

In brief: Yes
This is normal. Most of this is likely true feeding and necessary but some babies will use breastfeeding s a pacifier.
Essentially true feeding is vigorous and consistent. Suck, suck, breath... Pacifying feeding is 30-40 minutes later and more like suck, snooooooooze, suck, snoooooze. During this phase of feeding baby isnt eating, just pacifying. That feeding can be stopped.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. David Sherer
Anesthesiology
In brief: Yes
Just means your patient is hungry and/or desires attention.
Check with your ob/gyn doc if this is a problem.

In brief: Yes
Just means your patient is hungry and/or desires attention.
Check with your ob/gyn doc if this is a problem.
Dr. David Sherer
Dr. David Sherer
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