As I read throu these bfing threads, lots of moms/newborns are feeding longer compare to the time I nurse my LO. He's 6wks old now, and only has been fed on average of 6-7 mins on one breast each time. He's on the dock every 3hrs. However, he sometimes feeds more if he skips one time, due to burping, poofing.
He's gaining weight and last doctor visit has no concern. Since he's staying on only 6mins, I don't know if he has enough. I tried to offer another breast, but LG didn't take it. Sometimes I confuse in reading his cues, he kept open his mouth, and I kept feeding him, to the end LO got throw up. He needed to burp instead.
It's been a month that I let my husband feeds him twice or three times a day just to get them bonded. However, recently I thought he didn't like my breast anymore. He only feeds for a little like 3 mins then off the breast. I tried to burp him and put him on again. He takes it then push it out, and we do this several times. This usually happens twice a day. I feel like it's a constant battle between us. It was not pleasant. We both didn't enjoy this. So I am pumping more now. I find it's easier. IF he didn't want it, I just put the bottle down, and offer later. Plus, I know how much I give him every feedings (He usually takes 2oz on average, the most is 3oz--)
I am still indecisive about exclusively pumping or just bfeeding and pumping. Now I bfeed and try to give him one oz at the end to see if LO take it. This method has not been established and my breast is off schedule too
I hope it gets better when LO a bit older.