How long?

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  1. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    How long should Alex be feeding for?
    Atm it varies from 10-20 mins.
     
  2. marley2580

    marley2580 Well-Known Member

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    It's totally individual depending on the baby. Kaya used to always take 45 mins to feed, but my sister's LO only ever took 10 mins.
     
  3. freckleonear

    freckleonear Crunchy mummy

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    Aaron used to take between an hour and an hour and a half, but I think that was partly because he had a bad latch and wasn't actually getting much! Some babies are just good at getting the milk out quicker.
     
  4. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    Like the girls sais it really varies. That's a smashing start though! He may have got the nack quite quickly but also him tummy is only teeny so dont fret on times too much :)
     
  5. clairebear

    clairebear Mummy to 2 handsome boys.

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    When jack was a newborn he fed every for 10-20 mins every hour hour and a half x sounds like a fab start x
     
  6. milkmachine

    milkmachine Formally uv

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    dont worry about times, just as long as hes having plenty of wet nappies and is alert its fine :)
     
  7. cherylanne

    cherylanne Mum/first tri #2

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    Grace fed for about 20 mins at a time for the first few weeks. Like milkmachine said, as long as he has wet nappies he's fine. Great start hun!! xx
     
  8. Brockie

    Brockie Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree really don't worry about times hon all babies are different, but Fred has always fed for 10-20 mins xx well done x
     
  9. mrscookie

    mrscookie Mama and expecting

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    I already told you this but Ly has always fed for 10 mins at a time
    xxxx
     
  10. thelilbump

    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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    I remember my midwife telling me a 20 minute feed was a very good feed. My daughter used to do about 15 minutes each side. I advise putting your feet up at feed times in front of corrie or something. Sky + was a godsend for me lol! It did get quicker for us as my daughter grows and gets stronger. :hugs: hope it's all going well
     
  11. happy&healthy

    happy&healthy Ada's Mom

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    Ada fed at 10 minutes in the beginning and is now down to 5 minutes--if even that. She's also in the 95% for weight--so I know she's getting plenty.
     
  12. Shifter

    Shifter Guest

    Jack usually feeds for about 20 minutes, but some feeds are longer, others shorter. All babies go at their own pace :D
     
  13. babymama

    babymama Mom to Phoenix

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    On average, Phoenix feeds for about 10-15 minutes. Sometimes he goes only 5 minutes, but I know he's getting plenty since he's not even a month yet but already wearing 3 month sleepers!
     
  14. codex

    codex Well-Known Member

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    Great thread :D I was worried DD only feeds 5 to 15 mins at a min 20 the most and I was worried but seeing all the responses I know it's normal and ok...
     

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