Breastfeeding

Shayla - posted on 05/20/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My newborn nurses up to 7.5 hours at a time talk about full time job!

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Sarah - posted on 05/21/2013

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Are you nursing 7.5 hours straight? Like that is one feeding? If that is the case that is NOT normal. At the most a newborn may nurse 40 mins. But 7.5 hours in one sitting is him sleeping and using you as a pacifire as he sleeps. This also means you will not produce milk efciently as he is not nursing....you need the stages of nursing to get milk production.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/20/2013

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That is not nursing, that is pacifying. True feeding takes between 10-15 minutes on each side. Sometimes longer, but not 7.5 hours.

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Shayla - posted on 05/21/2013

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Thanks for the comments! Last night wa better, the lactation nurse said is was normal and to let him do it, but last night I didn't and he was better! Now if I can get him to sleep in the bassinet at night!

Enchantment - posted on 05/20/2013

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That is too long. I should only take btw 10 -15 mins. a breast. And u should be nurses your baby btw 8-10 Times a day.

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