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Why is my baby nursing less?

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Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology

In brief: Lactation consultant

Insurances usually pay for lactation consultation with a lactation nurse.
Often lactation nurses come to your home and teach you many great techniques. Ask your pediatrician which one he/she recommends. It can be invaluable....And covered too. Great combo. Good luck and congrats on the newborn.

In brief: Lactation consultant

Insurances usually pay for lactation consultation with a lactation nurse.
Often lactation nurses come to your home and teach you many great techniques. Ask your pediatrician which one he/she recommends. It can be invaluable....And covered too. Great combo. Good luck and congrats on the newborn.
Dr. Tod Haller
Dr. Tod Haller
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics

In brief: It depends

Depending on the age of your baby and what is going on, there are a number of possibilities.
In a newborn, if your baby is sick, poor feeding may be a symptom. In an older infant who is eating solid foods, your baby may be getting more calories from the solids and more physically active (and also more efficient at nursing), so the feedings may be spreading apart. Good weight gain is a great sign.

In brief: It depends

Depending on the age of your baby and what is going on, there are a number of possibilities.
In a newborn, if your baby is sick, poor feeding may be a symptom. In an older infant who is eating solid foods, your baby may be getting more calories from the solids and more physically active (and also more efficient at nursing), so the feedings may be spreading apart. Good weight gain is a great sign.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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