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14 wk takes 1 boob instead of 2

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mookickkick Mon 13-Oct-08 13:57:30

Hi, my DD has wanted both boobs for a while now, and the past couple of days just wants one during the day. After 5-8 min (used to be about 10 min each side) she's done and will shriek if I offer more, from either boob. I'm pretty certain it's not wind.

Has anyone else had this experience?

sparklesandnowinefor11days Mon 13-Oct-08 14:14:47

its pretty normal for a baby to prefer one side to the other so don't worry about it too much

always offer both sides, maybe offer the least favorite first when she's hungriest, and then if she doesn't want it put her on the preferred side and express the other side until she decides she wants both sides again

that way you'll have expressed milk for other times when you may need a break

sparklesandnowinefor11days Mon 13-Oct-08 14:16:34

does she also have longer feeds or is it always about 5-8 mins?

it may be that the short feeds are just because she's thirsty and wants a drink rather than a feed

tiktok Mon 13-Oct-08 14:16:50

No need to express....unless you find it useful to do so.

Yes, agree - this is very normal behaviour!

mookickkick Mon 13-Oct-08 14:47:03

She has longer feeds when she's tired. I guess it's just another phase! Thanks for the reassurance, both!

sparklesandnowinefor11days Mon 13-Oct-08 14:53:05

as long as she's happy don't worry

but you could mention it to your HV next time your see her, she may have another suggestion

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