Re: Is my baby getting enough
Each of my LO's nursed for varying lengths of time/perfeeding over the course of their breastfeeding years.
one month, my dd5 nursed for 5 minutes per feeding, and would only take one side.
A month later she wanted both breasts and lustily nursed for 20 minutes.
I did not worry about the hindmilk fore milk ratio. I watched my baby to look for signs that she was getting the nutrition she needed.
eventually my LO nursed only from one side per feeding and she was quick to finish.
we did however marathon nurse in the early evening and I believe she got a hefty percentage of everything she needed during those 3 hour nurse-a-thons.
DD#1 July 1986 VB
DD#2 April 1988 c/sec
DS#3 April 1990 VBAC
DS#4 June 1993 VB
DD#5 April 2001 c/sec
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