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How long does each feeding last?

Posted by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:53 PM
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This will be my 3rd baby but the first to be breastfed.  I am wondering how long does each feeding last?  When I go back to work will I be able to BF him/her during my 15min breaks?? Or will I need to ask for additional time?  I pumping faster?  Should I use the breaks to pump and have DH feed the baby?

by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:53 PM
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katbeeny
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 11:05 PM

In the 1st few weeks of Nursing baby varies from 10-40 mins. Don't limit time at breast. Baby will come off when he's ready. By the time you go back to work baby should be able to nurse within 15 mins. And For me it's quicker and more effiecint for baby to nurse than to pump.  If pumping at work they are supposed to allow you 15mins to pump every 3 hours.

CheyanneW
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 11:09 PM

Thanks I guess I should have mentioned that I will go back to work after 8wks.

gdiamante
by Gina on Jan. 25, 2010 at 11:24 PM

Feeding time will vary. As baby gets older, baby will get faster.

nessy1980
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 11:35 PM

it depends actually sometimes 45 minutes sometimes 15 minutes. I was told was 3 minutes which is wrong btw. Your baby will stop sucking and sleep when your baby is done or my baby wants to go on the floor and play. As for pumps rent one they are hospital grade.

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