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Thread: How long on each breast?

  1. #1
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    Default How long on each breast?

    Hello.
    My dd is 1+ week old. She often feeds on one breast for about 15 minutes - give or take. My question involves the following: Sometimes she only feeds for 5 minutes and then falls asleep. This can happen 2 hours after she last fed. I'm assuming she would feed longer since it's been 2 hours since she last fed. Is this ok, and if not, how can I "force" her to eat?

    Thanks in advance.
    Leslie

  2. #2
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    Default Re: How long on each breast?

    Time on the breast can vary. The best thing to do is look at your baby's output. You can find more information here:
    www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/enough.html

    If your baby isn't having enough output, then it's a good idea to gently encourage your baby to stay awake and nurse longer.

    HTH!

  3. #3
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    Default Re: How long on each breast?

    I agree witht he PP. If you think your baby needs more milk at a particular feeding, try breast compressions: http://www.kellymom.com/newman/15bre...mpression.html

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