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    Oh, and the breastfeeding gymnastics is very normal! My DD has started saying 'udder' when she wants the other side which I'm not too sure about!

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    I've recently weaned but my DD was exactly the same. If I sat on the floor with a b00b out she would have happily snacked every 30 mins or so. She also did the gymnastics as well. I found that holding her and leaning forward put an end to that, it just wasn't very comfy for me.

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    Your DD sounds exactly like mine! My DD just turned 2, is also a grazer and quite slim so I worry if I deny her feeds she will waste away. We have got it down to morning, nap time, bed time which is still way too much for her age, I would love to get to just morning & night!

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    At 13 months my DD1 self weaned, but my DD2 was on about 7 feeds in 24 hrs (2 of these were overnight). She went through an intense feeding phase from around 12 months to 18 months and then it eased off a bit. This possibly coincided with her starting daycare 3 days a week at 11 months old (I pumped 200ml for her each day, 2 separate feeds of 100ml, until she was 18 months when she started refusing to drink them). She is now 28 months and has 2-3 feeds a day and no feeds overnight. I started putting a few boundaries in at around 2 years, when I felt she was old enough to wait until we got Home and I was getting a bit over getting my b00bs out every half an hour!! She responded pretty quickly and was happy to wait til we got home, especially if I offered a distraction or a snack. I did t feel before this she was ready for boundaries as her vocab wasn't quite up to it (plus I felt she still needed those feeds whereas after she was 2 I didn't really feel she needed them and could last until home time). I am happier with this arrangement too as there would sometimes be tantrums if I couldn't feed her that very second, so it has re set her expectations and allowed us both to enjoy the feeding journey.

    But to answer your question yes it's normal to feed often at 13 months (especially if separated from you while at work as it can be a form of reconnection), and If you are happy with it then it's all good! Breast milk still provides 45% of your babies energy needs each day at this age. As well, brain growth is most rapid up to the age of 2 and there are fatty acids that are only found in breast milk to support this brain growth. As well your baby's immune system is not fully mature until the age of 2 so the antibodies she is getting are helping to support her in fighting infections. In other words it's good stuff and you can't really get too much of it :

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    My kids have both been so different. DS was a BFing junkie and I was still feeding him pretty much all night and a few times during the day when he was 2. DD is way too busy to have any during the day (except to have a nap) and has a few feeds at night.
    I think with DS, it was too much (for us) as it meant he was eating basically nothing. He has severe separation anxiety disorder wr have discovered so I think that may have been the issue more than anything, so my experience with my DD is provably more typical. She is almost 18 months, and seems to have more food than BM these days.. But will Bf for other reasons like comfort etc and that is all good with me. She is healthy and we are happy.
    Havent really answered your question hmmm.. Whatever you guys are happy with, and as long as you are both healthy, all is good! X

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    I agree that there is no 'normal', it depends mostly on what you are comfortable with. My DS2 is almost 14 months old and feeds heaps throughout the day and night. His cousin who is exactly the same age only feeds in the morning and at night. They both eat the same amount of solids. I personally don't think there is any harm in the amount my DS feeds, despite what some health professionals might say. I trust his demands.

    As for extreme sports...I pinned this photo a while ago. Seem familiar?

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    I agree that there is no 'normal', it depends mostly on what you are comfortable with. My DS2 is almost 14 months old and feeds heaps throughout the day and night. His cousin who is exactly the same age only feeds in the morning and at night. They both eat the same amount of solids. I personally don't think there is any harm in the amount my DS feeds, despite what some health professionals might say. I trust his demands.

    As for extreme sports...I pinned this photo a while ago. Seem familiar?

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    I wish bub would still take to the boob, but we are EBM feeders and pump milk for him. I just can't imagine it now (he just turned one today), as he's so active; he'd crawl all over me and turn cartwheels!

    Witwicky ~ loved the cartoon! That's how I imagine it would be.

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    Maybe it seems like she's feeding a lot if she's cluster feeding because she's not seeing you while she's at daycare?
    My mum always likes to tell me how when I would get babysat I would refuse to drink anything and hardly eat until she picked me up and then I would feed most of the night. Lol I don't know how she lasted 19 months
    I Bf my DS until he was 25 months and around 13 months I'm sure he was still feeding a lot. As long as you're comfortable it is fine. If you want to cut down maybe try to get her to wait an extra five minutes some times.
    Do what works for you

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