2 week old only feeding for a few minutes

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  1. justkitty

    justkitty First Time Mum

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    My dd seems to only nurse for 5 mins or so at a time. At night she wakes ever 2-3hrs but will only feed for a few mins even with nappy change and stripping her down. Today, rather than any long nursing sessions she has been on for a few mins off for maybe half hour. Is this normal?
     
  2. embeth

    embeth Mum to 4 perfect children

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    Mine have always had very short feeds. Jacob feeds for maybe 10 mins, max 15mins, sometimes just 5 mins! and usually feeds every 2 hours in the day and 3-4 at night. My older two boys were exactly like this too. Jacob is a right chunky one so I am certain he is getting enough from doing that, I think when they are really tiny they sometimes like to feed little and often. xx
     
  3. babyface15

    babyface15 Well-Known Member

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    You can try breast compressions. How is her weight gain and dirty diaper output? Some babies just don't take that long at the breast!
     
  4. Jaymelynn

    Jaymelynn Well-Known Member

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    I was just about to post a similar question. My son is 10 days old and as of yesterday is only feeding for 15 minutes on one breast every 2-3 hours. Previously he was taking each breast for 15 minutes every 2-3 hours. Maybe they need less time on the breast after the milk comes in better? I dont know. I am glad to see it is not just my baby.
     
  5. aliss

    aliss Well-Known Member

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    how are the diapers/

    my son never nursed more than 5 minutes, he was just an efficient feeder, he was fine.
     
  6. justkitty

    justkitty First Time Mum

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    She seems to be pooing ok and having wet nappies. I'll get her weighed next week so I guess that'll be a good indicator.
     
  7. NoodleSnack

    NoodleSnack Well-Known Member

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    Mine fed for around 8 minutes because of overactive letdown, he fed little and often, if you can get her to feed for longer, it will help in the long run, I think the frequent feeding kept my supply up which meant he was unwilling to feed more at each feed. When I went in to see the lc, she burped him every 5 minutes, we ended up feeding the whole session, and then he slept the whole afternoon, I thought we finally cracked it, then we returned to form and the next two to three months were just miserable for us.
     
  8. sue_88

    sue_88 Well-Known Member

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    If wet nappies, and weight gain is ok then sounds like an efficient feeder.

    I've got one and it's great!! My friend has a not so efficient feeder and one feed takes 1-2hours :wacko:
     

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