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How long does your baby nurse? does he/she nurse from both breasts or just one? How often is your little one wanting to nurse?
At night Jacob will only nurse for about 10 minutes on one side but during the day he almost always wants to nurse longer so I let him nurse on both sides. He will usually nurse on one side about 15 minutes then I will change his diaper and he will nurse around 10 to 15 minutes on the other side. he is nursing around every 3 hourse at night and around every 2 hours during the day. I still think alot of the nursing during the day is comfort nursing. He goes to daycare next monday so that is going to be really hard on him.
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It depends. Most times, Kira will eat from 10 to 15 minutes on one side and then be done. Occasionally she'll want the other side, too, and sometimes she just wants a 5 minute snack from one boob and that's it.
My flow is pretty fast and she's gotten to be very efficient at eating ("gulp! gulp! gulp!") so we don't nurse for a long time anymore. Looking at my anal retentive iPhone app, our average nursing time is down to just ~90 minutes total per day over 9-10 nursings.
Sometimes I wonder if that's a problem, but she seems content and is gaining weight/having lots of dirty diapers. *shrug* I'll mention it to her pediatrician at her 2 month checkup next week.
Grant nurses off just one breast per feeding. He usually only nurses for around 5 minutes. My flow is fast and I have an oversupply, so he's gotten to be a very efficient eater, although he still chokes on my flow a lot.
I'm really not sure how often he nurses since I just nurse on demand and don't really keep track. Probably every 1-3 hours, except at night he sleeps for one 4 hour stretch.
Abby is like clock work. She nurses every 3 to 4 hours (and that just depends on how long she naps) and for about 15-20 minutes. She only nurses from one side and then I pump the other for storage and for her two daily bottles (one at night and one in the am).