This is a discussion on feeding long enough? within the Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group forum, part of the MummySG Special Group category; hi, my baby is 12days old. she used to suckle longer (15mins) during the first 5-6days. nowadays, she just suckle ...
my baby is 12days old. she used to suckle longer (15mins) during the first 5-6days. nowadays, she just suckle for 5mins . then dont want already. after burping she will fall asleep n refuse to latch on anymore. she wakes up every 3-4hrs for her feed. so im worried she is not getting enough.. as 5mins is a short time. any suggestions?
what is the avg breastfeeding time that your baby suckle? my baby can suckle more than an hour and he started to cry when i try to unlatch him. Is he starting to treat me as his pacifier? How do I correct him?
You can unlatch him when feeding time is 15mins by pushind down his chin, and when he cries you can offer him the other breast.......
For BF, I think each breast 15mins is the max
But however, if your baby still cries I think he is still not full......
ya ... he constantly hungry.. faint... and he is constantly looking for my breasts.. haha.. aiyoh... and i'm like cow... always gotta lift up my shirt to feed him. Now, we just started him on formula via bottle. I was rather worried he will have nipple confusion. But i'm so glad that apparently, he will still look for my breasts but i'm beginning to feel he's look for confort and beginning to feel i'm his pacifier... help~ how?
i think the time for suckling varies from babies to babies?
when my ger first started, she took an average of 45 min for both breasts. But now that she's older, she takes at most 15 minutes.
3 to 4 hours between feeds is actually a good, decent interval. If your baby pees at least 5 times a day (at least 2 tablespoons, must agar agar the weight by pouring water into the diaper), has firm skin and flesh (like that of fresh fish), and the fontanelles (the soft spot on the top of the skull) is not sunken in, your baby prob has enough to drink.
If you really want to make sure that baby gets the fattier hindmilk, let baby empty one breast, before offering the other breast.
It's hard to really time when the hindmilk will start to come, so if you limit yourself to a certain duration (like 15 min), you may switch breasts before baby gets to the hindmilk.
I did what I knew. And when I knew better, I did better.
Like udderbaby mentioned, the time varies from baby to baby and how frequently they have been feeding.
My daugther used to suckle for 15 minutes per breast and at every three hours. Now, she does 5 minutes per breast and at every three to four hours. Been doing the whole five minutes per breast since she was 2 mths old.
As babies get older, they become better at extracting milk and my daugther empties my boobs in record time! I can be super full and she'd still take less than 10 minutes to completely empty one boob and reach the hindmilk.
I used to worry about her putting on weight and such but then I was told by the paed not to worry because her diaper output is good (every time I change her, it's wet) and she has those Michelin tyre thighs plus a double chin.
What you could do is monitor her wet diaper count as well as weight gain on your own. Those are always good indications of whether she's taking in enough.
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