typically are there any quick and fast rules of how long to latch on the baby? i find my baby really taking his own sweet time when feeding and he looked so comfortable. He usually took as much as 1/2hr to 45mins to feed - and becos i heard hind milk is good, i let him stay there so he can have the hind milk instead of switching breasts after 15mins.
My friends' babies can finish feeding within 10-15mins. Not sure why my baby took longer. Perhaps the flow is too slow for baby? And when he feed, he'll gradually fall asleep and i have to wake him up by nudging his chin or play with ears and cheeks. But he fall asleep shortly after again. Then when i tried burping him, he'll wake up and will ask for more milk.
In my the other post, i also asked the same qns as in, is this typical sign that he's treating me as a pacifier? when you mummies has faster flow, how does it feel? It'll just drip without even stimulating? How do we train our babies to suckle faster? He cries until rather ke-lian when I unlatch him, as if I didn't want to let him eat. But the duration he suckles, sometimes leave me with sore nipples. sigh.. And when i bottle feed him.. he can actually finish up 80ml in less than 10mins (and start looking for my breasts).