I'm just wondering how long other newborns eat - and also, if your baby stops wanting your breast after just 10 mins or so but then 5 mins later wants to eat again - do you put her back on the same breast or switch?
Answer by EmilySusan at 3:10 PM on Jun. 6, 2009
Answer by Meagan22085 at 4:37 PM on Jun. 6, 2009
As for offering the same breast again or the other if baby wants to nurse again after a short time, it depends. IF you feel baby really drained the first breast on that first feeding, then offer the other breast. If you think baby did not drain the first breast, then offer it again if it has only been 5-20 minutes.
There is good info on how to know if baby "finished" the first breast and when to switch at Finish the First Breast First
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 4:52 PM on Jun. 6, 2009
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