my almost engorged breast feels quite soft after my dd (6weeks) feeds for about 5-7 minutes. when she removes the breast from her mouth she cries but does not latch on again so i think its gas. but i wonder if she is getting the hindmilk in such a short feed.
also i was wondering whats better for milk supply.. a long feed (approx 20-30 minutes) every 4 hours or short feeds (5-10 min) every 2-2 1/2 hours.
Answer by AmaliaD at 11:42 AM on Feb. 12, 2010
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Answer by happy2bmom25 at 12:14 PM on Feb. 12, 2010
More frequent feedings are best for good milk supply, but also best for increasing the amount of fat baby gets. The longer milk "sits" in the breast the more it separates into foremilk and hindmilk. By feeding frequently (every 2 hours instead of every 4) baby is getting a better "balance" of FM/HM Great FAQ on FM/HM at http://www.llli.org/FAQ/foremilk.html
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