26th November 2019

kidshealth
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How long should you feed on each breast?

As babies get older, they become more efficient, so they may take about 5-10 minutes on each side, whereas newborns may feed for up to 20 minutes on each breast. Make sure your baby is latched on correctly from the beginning to ensure the most productive feeding possible.

When should you feed a newborn?

Feed your newborn on demand. Most newborns need eight to 12 feedings a day — about one feeding every two to three hours. Look for early signs of hunger, such as stirring and stretching, sucking motions and lip movements. Fussing and crying are later cues.
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