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With my other two kids I tried to time BF'ing... letting them go 10 or 15 minutes on each side. With Anna, I just let her go until she stops on her own. However sometimes this means that she falls asleep and doesn't nurse on the other side. Usually when she does that she doesn't sleep as long and will wake up in an hour or two and I will feed her on the other side, or both if she wants to. But, basically I am leaving it up to her. I seem to have plenty of milk, I am just worried I might cause my milk to dry up feeding her this way. Oh and a couple times she has fed on one side and gone like 4 hours before waking up again.
Also, about three times now she has just wanted to nurse and nurse and nurse... sometimes going to each breast twice and then has spit up just about everything she took in. It doesn't look like spitting up, it almost looks like vomiting, (not projectile though... my first did that once.. scared me to death) Of course after that she wants to nurse again, and once she does she is fine. Any idea about this?
Should I be pumping when she only goes to one side? Thanks ladies!!!
We've always nursed on just one side. Your supply will adjust to that, and you won't dry up. You will actually be less likely to get engorged or have problems, becuase your body isn't making milk on both sides for each nursing.
Andrea, mom to 3 beautiful girls - Abigail (8) Annabelle (5) and Alexis (3)
We've always nursed on just one side. Your supply will adjust to that, and you won't dry up. You will actually be less likely to get engorged or have problems, becuase your body isn't making milk on both sides for each nursing.[/b]
You know I have noticed a HUGE difference this time with this. With my other two I was ALWAYS leaking. I think it was from feeding them from both sides everytime. I also think this is helping my cracked nipples heal now since I am just feeding on one side with a longer break in between. Talk about stuff you wished you knew before, lol.