Re: short time at breast ?
As for the breast regulation...
My baby is 7 wks, EBF, and I only give 1 breast each feeding (and he gains half a pound each week!). That said, my breast are STILL trying to even out...
I find that NOT pumping is best~ my supply was always thrown off by it, and my breast would be either engorged or completely empty (not really, of course, but "floppy") by the end of the day. Even pumping to relieve the engorged breast triggered by breast to continue to overfill at that time every day (which was, unfortunately, at 2am).
Great that you have an efficient eater- mine is done in 8 minutes. Just relax about the weight gain, and make sure that you and baby get lots of skin time- I like nursing in the bathtub (multitask!).
Mom to Charlie~ who just took his first steps at 10 3/4 months!
9lbs 9oz and 22" at birth
1wk: 9lbs 9.8oz
7wks: 13lbs 6oz and 25"!
5 months 2 weeks: 22lbs and 30 inches
10 months 2 weeks: 27lbs and 33 inches