Yesterday, 07:14 AM
Whoa, that's fabulous! A lot of babies are reluctant to take the breast after a long time period of bottle feeding. I would keep offering the breast every time she indicates that she is hungry, or even before. Offer when she seems mellow and calm. Offer when she seems cranky and wants to go to sleep. If you continue to ure bottles, offer the breast at the beginning and end of every feeding, so that baby learns to associate the breast with feelings of comfort and satiation.
Meanwhile, watch her diaper output very carefully. As long as she is having enough wets/poops, she is getting enough to eat. Don't worry about baby getting a "certain amount" every time she feeds- that's a reasonable strategy for a NICU baby but is not necessary for a healthy, term nursling. For a healthy term baby, feedings are going to vary in size- sometimes baby will be ravenous and will eat 4 oz, sometimes she'll just want a little snack or a drink and will eat 1 oz or less. It's a mix of a few big and many small feedings that adds up to baby getting all her needs met in a day.
In terms of how long baby should nurse, anywhere from 5 minutes to 1 hour at a time is normal. Some feedings will be long, some short. Frequency of feeding matters far more than duration. In general, a breastfed baby will eat at least 8x per day and most will nurse far more often, often 10-12x per day or even more frequently. Some of those sessions should take place overnight.
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