My son is 9 days old and I am exclusively breast feeding him. But it is a very lengthy processes. He spends 30-45 minutes on each breast. I feed him on one side (trying to alternate which side I start on each time) for a good half hour. Then when he signals he is done (usually he stops sucking and kinda lets go) I change his diaper. He usually is still acting hungry (turning his head to side and making wide mouth sucking faces) so I feed on the other side. Again, usually for 30 minutes. I am using the Medela Nipple Shield because it is pretty painful without it.
I hearing from other Moms they say they are feeding 15-20 minutes each time. Why is it taking my son so long to eat? Is there anything I can do to speed the processes?