Breastfeeding issues

Julie - posted on 02/02/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 12 week old only nurses for 10 minutes on each side. He latches on and off and is very squirmey. Has anyone else had this happen and any tips on making this easier? Thanks!!
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Julie - posted on 02/02/2015

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He sucks for about 4 minutes then he starts going on and off for another 5. I am scared to lose my milk supply. I have tried holding him in different positions and that doesn't help. He nurses good at night. He eats at 11 pm then not until 5am. I get up and pump at 2 am. He is having plenty of wet diapers a day and is a happy baby. My breasts are full before feeding and empty after.

Sarah - posted on 02/02/2015

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Ten minutes of sucking and swallowing is adequate. If your breasts are full before the feeding and feel empty after, baby seems content, is gaining weight and have a minimum of 2 poops and 6-7 wets a day, he is eating long enough. Does he latch and let go the whole feeding? Maybe try a different position?

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