I'm not currently BF, this is more of a question to inform myself of the facts of and when no3 comes along.
Ds1 was BF till 8.5 months.
Ds2 was comp fed, using expressed milk & formula, till 2.5 months... Very difficult still for me to take.
Anyways, feeding either one of them always took over an hour to feed with the b00b. Especially in the first few weeks, I'd feed for 1.5 hours and then have a 2 hour break and then start again. I have no prob with the 2 hour break.
However, my sister and friends who have breastfed have all said that theyd only feed for up to 20 min per side MAX. And generally they'd usually feed for 8 mins off each side, and the kids would be full. This is also the advice that midwives have them, don't fed for longer than 210 mins per side. I notice some parenting books also say similar.
So why did I have to feed my kids for so long? Am I doing the wrong thing? Surely my milk cannot be the only persons that is so different (I often joke o must produce skim milk coz it never looks fatty).
But seriously, I love BF, I want to feed the next one, should I try the whole 8 mins on each side thing? What did u do??