Should I be offering both sides?

(5 Posts)
maybebabybee Thu 31-Mar-16 17:22:39

DS is 2 weeks. Gaining weight well, lots of wet and dirty nappies, etc etc. He feeds lots during the day and DP gives him one bottle of expressed milk in the evening. I only offer him one boob at a time as he comes off on his own and looks utterly full and satisfied (usually then falls asleep). Should I be offering both or is this ok?

SweetAdeline Thu 31-Mar-16 17:25:37

If it's not broken don't try to fix it smile

tiktok Thu 31-Mar-16 17:47:54

It's generally a good idea to offer the second side in the early days but a zonked out, thriving baby who is unable to accept the kind offer is almost certainly fine smile.

The reason for doing the offering bit is to help BF become well established, but for most mothers it's prob not essential.

Sounds like all is well smile

Tinofsardines Thu 31-Mar-16 17:52:07

I never did! I always had a satisfied baby and they were never interested in more.

weebairn Thu 31-Mar-16 18:32:36

I never did, mine fed very enthusiastically and grew well and got all they wanted from one side at a time

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