Breast feeding question

Discussion in 'Baby & Toddler' started by Tineke, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. Tineke

    Tineke Well-Known Member

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    I have been breast feeding and am curious as to how much milk Seth should be drinking.

    There are some days of course when he drinks every hour for a few hours but everytime he drinks he is only drinking off of one breast and it only takes him 10 minutes to drink it (sometimes it is only 3 minutes - thats quite common for him), then he is sleepy, falls asleep (which makes it difficult to burp him) and will sleep for 3 hours or so.

    I am wondering if he is getting enough milk, as I have read on here that some mothers have their child feeding for 30 minutes to an hour at times. There has only been 1 time he has gone from one breast to the other in one feed, and even then I had to wake him to finish the first breast.

    He is growing well and a very placid baby, is this just him?

    Let me know your thoughts!!

    Luv Tineke
     
  2. emilia

    emilia Well-Known Member

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    Hi there
    I've read so much about BF now - almost feel like an expert!! :lol:
    Anyway, I recently read on a website that some babies satisfy their hunger with as little as 5-10 minutes on the breast. All I can say is........... You Lucky Devil!!!!!!!!
    Enjoy him and as long as his gaining weight - relax and be glad you're not stuck to the sofa for hours on end! :shock: :lol:
    Emilia xx
     
  3. Urchin

    Urchin Well-Known Member

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    Brody is a fast "eater" too
    His normal feed time is 10-15 mins, he's putting on loads of weight and only wakes once in the night so I'm fine with it.
     
  4. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

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    Lucky you!! I think they are all different, and you get out of endless feeding episodes; everyone on here will be dead jealous lol!!

    Rubie can be on me for an hour sometimes :shock:
     

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