How long does/did your 1-2 week nurse for on each side? — The Bump
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How long does/did your 1-2 week nurse for on each side?

DS will want to nurse for 20+ minutes per side I usually cut him off around 20 mins to switch sides or to be done. So in total he's nursing for about 45-50 mins. Does this sound about right?
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Re: How long does/did your 1-2 week nurse for on each side?

  • When my little one was that young she did the same thing our nursing sessions would be anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour!
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  • My LO is 3 weeks on Friday, and for the first 1-2 weeks it did take him 20+ minutes per side as well. The past few days, it has been a little less time spent on each side, but not by much.
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  • Mine is the same way...nursing takes anywhere from 45min to an hour.  He is four weeks and hasn't sped up the process yet!
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  • Usually between 20-40 min, but I try to do one side per session unless she wants the other side too.
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  • My DD is 10 weeks old and still nursing for 20-30 minutes on each side. Mostly it's consistent for the first 15 mins or so and sometimes the last 5-10 minutes it feels like she's just suckling but I'm afraid to pull her off early and not drain my breast since I have issues with low supply.

  • mine is 2 weeks and is nursing for 20+ min on each side but also wants to eat again in an hour or so :/
  • I think it just varies so much for every newborn.  My son would never nurse for more than 5-7 minutes and on one side only, and has no issues with weight gain.   If you have access to a baby scale, you can weigh him, and then nurse him, and weigh him again to get an idea of how many ounces of milk he/she drank.
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