Since birth I've been doing about 15-20 minutes at 1 breast every 3-4hours. But now she seems hungrier. Should I do both breasts? 15min at each one? Or 10min or 20min? If I nurse till she pulls away, it'll be 40min each. She never pulls away when she's full, she just keeps sucking empty breast like a pacifer. How long do you nurse your 3 month old?
Answer by amileegirl at 2:32 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:57 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by Jademom07 at 2:06 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
The recommendation is to "finish the first breast first". That means wait until the child stops on the first. If that's 40 min then that's fine. Then if they want the other breast they can nurse that one. Nursing on demand means nursing when the baby wants, as long as the baby wants. The baby knows best. Watch the baby not the clock. If you nursed only every 4 hours that would only be 6 times a day. A 3 mo may still be nursing 8-12 times a day. Nursing one breast only 15-20 min every 3-4 hours probably isn't enough to meet her breastmilk or sucking needs. Most breastfed babies spend hours every day at the breast. When she suckles and you think they aren't getting milk she isn't using you "like a pacifier". That suckling is important for maintaining supply and the for the homones necessary to maintaing the breastfeeding biological relationship.
Answer by Gailll at 2:06 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by mommawhite08 at 2:08 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by Mom2_Jimmy_Anka at 3:21 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by rhianna1708 at 3:22 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
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Have "adult fun"with your S/O or read a good book?