is it long enough?

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  1. kateqpr

    kateqpr Well-Known Member

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    How long does you LO feed for? Normally Poppy would feed for 45 mins, but a few times in the last couple of days she's gone for just 20 mins but seemed full afterwards, even though i've tried sticking my boob in her mouth for ages afterwards. She seems quite happy and still doing loads of poo and wee.

    Do their feeds get shorter as they get older? Or is my baby sticking herself on a diet?!
     
  2. Pyrrhic

    Pyrrhic Well-Known Member

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    Yep, they get shorter as they get older but they will feed more often and for longer during growth spurts. I think Niamh feeds for 10-20mins at a time now.
     
  3. beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

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    Finn does 20 mins, occasionally 10 mins.
     
  4. captain-ally

    captain-ally Well-Known Member

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    Charlotte feeds 20mins usually. I was a little worried about it too, but like you said - lots of poop lol.
     
  5. Hevz

    Hevz 4 beautiful children

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    As they get bigger they are more efficient at feeding and getting enough milk out faster than when they were tiny....does that make sense?:dohh:
     
  6. sam#3

    sam#3 Lactivist & Intactivist

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    Harry feeds for about 10 mins now and hes gaining weight fine and is getting enough milk. They are able to strip the breast much faster as they grow and get better at feeding xx
     

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