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How long does it take your 4/5 month old to BF?

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StrangeDream Mon 23-May-16 18:11:14

DS appears to be a power-feederhmm

Takes him less than five minutes to drain a boob. Is this normal?

I know he's getting enough - happy, weight gain spot on, lots of wet nappies etc. But I'm just wondering if this is a pretty standard feed length for this age...?

CityDweller Mon 23-May-16 19:19:03

I think it totally varies from baby to baby. My DC2 was also an incredibly fast feeder. He cut down feed length really early (about 3 mo) and I worried for ages that something was wrong as he'd cry if I tried to encourage him back to the boob. Turns out he was just done!

Junosmum Mon 23-May-16 20:06:19

Depends. If he's not tired and just hungry then less than 5 mins. If tired and hungry then 2/3 mins of earnest suckling then up to an hour of sleep sucking!

DoodleCat Mon 23-May-16 20:08:18

Yep, depends on them! DS1 took an hour+ DD took 5 mins... don't worry. :-)

StrangeDream Tue 24-May-16 06:14:29

That's interesting, thanks.

He can also do a good hour just before bedtime so I guess he makes up for it then.

NickyEds Tue 24-May-16 19:43:57

Ds would take an hour, dd never took more than 10 minutes for both boobs, often less, after about 5 weeks. She gained weight ok so she must have got enough!

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