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"Let her nurse on one side for at least 10 minutes, and then switch her to the other tends to work best for newborns that are just getting started. As the nursing relationship develops moms learn how long is right on each side based on how long baby tends to nurse. Some moms decide to switch to only nursing on one side per session so baby gets all the hind milk but those choices don't tend to come until the nursing relationship is well established." -- TANYA_BABYFIT - 8/16/2010 8:18:32 AM
"I don't like where the article says to let baby nurse for 10 mins, then switch to the other side.
This is bad advice. Some babies take longer to nurse. As the baby nurses, the fat content in the milk goes up, and the baby gets the "hind milk" which helps baby feel full and satisfied and is important for growth. It is much better for a mom to let baby nurse on the first side until baby stops, then switch and offer the second side. If the mom always starts on the opposite side, this will keep milk production even, while allowing the baby to get enough of the higher fat milk." -- MARY23 - 8/15/2010 7:53:06 PM
"I nursed my twins (now 4 yo) and now I'm expecting #3. I have found videos online and showed the older ones and explained that this was how I fed them and how I will feed #3. DS doesn't care one way or the other and DD is curious but not scared of it. I think if you just explain to them it won't be a big deal. Plus DD had colic which was made worse by the formula (we supplemented at first, didn't get a lot of support @ the hospital for exclusively nursing twins) and once I switched to exclusively nursing life with her got a lot better. They stopped receiving formula @ 2 months and nursed until they were 12 and 13 months." -- R2MOMMY - 8/15/2010 2:36:02 PM
"I know my sister has 4 kids. She had two and then waited 10 years before the second two. She breast fed all 4 without any problems. I know another friend who has three 8, 4, and newborn. She explained to the older ones what was happening and how she feeds the baby. They had no problem." -- SIMPKINSKL - 8/7/2009 12:28:09 PM
"I want so badly to breast feed but this being my fifth child and sixth pregnancy I am not sure with all the other children watching and noticing what is going on if this is a good idea. My children are 1,2,3, and 8. They are very observant. What do you think? any ideas or suggestions? help!!!" -- SANDYTPDC - 4/15/2009 1:29:18 PM
"You can definitely still get her back on the breast, but it will take work. You might want to try switching bottles to a more "natural" shaped nipple if you have not done so already, and then just try to nurse her frequently. It sounds like she is just having nipple confusion. Also, try to get your milk to let down before you start feeding her so that she doesn't have to do much work to get the "reward." It's easier to express milk from a bottle, so sometimes they want to skip the breast b/c it's a little more work, but if you can get her going to where she is getting some she will be just fine. Good Luck! =)" -- MRS.HAGGIE810 - 10/30/2007 6:09:48 AM
"Be sure to check out the breastfeeding forum in the message board community as there is great information from other mothers who have experienced the same thing. They can help you with what they have learned." -- TANYA_BABYFIT - 6/17/2006 10:54:29 AM
"Hi please help , i really really want my baby to breast feed , she has for 2 months as soon as i had 2 return to work and introduced the bottle she refused to feed of me is there a way to get her back.." -- SHAHIDAABDOOL - 6/16/2006 6:43:58 PM
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