Lo is 6 1/2 weeks old, in beginning she used to have both breasts each feed then a few weeks ago seemd to become satisfied with just one breast each time. Should I continue to offer both breasts each time? If I offer she'll take it but I dont feel 'empty' after, plus she doesn't go any longer between feeds by having both. She is satisfied with just one but worry I should be offering both?!
She's also become fussy at the end of the feed, she starts trashing about and pulling her head back and loses her latch then re attaches? Is this normal? I don't think her latch is fantastic, but not too worried as it doesn't hurt, and she's gaining weight amazingly well (already 9lb 11oz! Was 7lb @ birth).
hi - not sure if its ok but my dd only ever has one breast at a time - i've given up offering both unless she seems hungry after emptying the first breast as it just seems to make her a bit distressed... she has also started to empty a breast in about 7/8 minutes!
we went through a period where she was becoming really fussy at the end of a feed - I wasn't sure if it was just the weather or if something was wrong - the HV wasn't overly concerned about it as she is putting on weight. I started giving her a dummy sometimes after a feed as she was sucking but then coming off and letting the milk run out of her mouth!
she was 9lbs 5oz born and was 12lbs 5oz at her last weigh-in at 6 weeks so I don't feel concerned - maybe i should be..?
Once you're past the stage of wanting to make sure they're getting enough fluids/newborn jaundice/sleepy newborn etc, it's best just to go with what your LO is asking for, if you can. The baby really knows best what they need so I would just follow her lead unless you spot something is wrong. It's easier and it's healthier - win win!
YOU WANT YOUR BABY TO GET MORE HINDMILK; offer ONE breast per side until the baby isn't getting anything out, then offer the other. Otherwise baby is only getting watered-down, sugary milk which can make them very fussy and not satisfied for very long.
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