Re: Finding "normalcy."
You came to the right place for information and support for all your breastfeeding questions.
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here comes my 2 cents worth... If you are exclusively breastfeeding and not giving your LO pacifiers.. a breastfeeding session should be with in a comfortable range of 10 -20 minutes give or take the time of day and frequency of feeding.
my Lo's used to take a one hour marathon nursing session at about 7 pm. But that was only once a day.
Good milk transfer usually occurs when a baby is suckling correctly and usually does not take an hour once your baby gets the hang of it. By 6 weeks your day should begin to have a rhythm and dare I say the word schedule, no I mean predictability.
If you are unhappy having your baby nurse for an hour per feeding you might want to visit an IBCLC for a pre-feed and post feed weigh in after 20 minutes to calculate your milk transfer.
Speaking from experience an hour per feeding every time is not optimal milk transfer.
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