Thursday, September 25, 2014

Parenting FAQ - How long to breastfeed a baby ?

Q: For how much time should i feed my baby in one sitting?

A: A majority of children will empty a significant proportion of the breast within 5 to 10 minutes. Hence a total time of say half an hour is the maximum that would be needed for breastfeeding the baby.
However, babies love to use the breast as a pacifier, and they may want to stay latched on for hours! So try to just cuddle them up next to your chest after the feeding is completed, rather than allowing them to stay latched for a long time.

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