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Help! Is my 1 month old getting enough to eat and why so fussy?

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My one month old has started getting really fussy in the evenings wanting to nurse for hours at a time up to 4-5 hours. We have tried everything to soothe her and nothing works besides letting her "nurse". Is she not getting enough food through out the rest of the day? She normally nurses about every 2 hours for about 15-20 minutes. She seems content when she is done but I am worried that is not enough. Everything you read says 30-40 minutes. What can we do to help with the fussiness? Help this first time mom!

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I recommend talking to a lactation consultant. Babies, especially newborns, do not always follow a schedule and don't necessarily adhere to the averages that are talked about. A lactation consultant can help you figure out any problems you or your baby may be having. You can ask your pediatrician for a referral to a good one in your area.

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