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    Default At what age did your bub take both sides?

    My son is 4 weeks old and after a while starts fussing on the first side; coming off and on, pinching with his hands and head butting my breast. I have had issues with oversupply with him getting too much foremilk and having green, frothy poos, so I don't want to switch to the other side until the first side is empty. So I'm just wondering at what age your baby took both sides, as I feel like 4 weeks is still pretty young...

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    Default At what age did your bub take both sides?

    Hey! Bub is only 11 days old, and I'm giving him one whole side, plus maybe 'half' the other side... he is a slow feeder and takes up to 20-30 minutes to feed on one side; when he drops off himself, if he's still looking for it I'll offer the other side... midwife told be bub needs to be feeding for a good 15-20 minutes to get that hind milk as you mentioned. He is fully draining me though (I think). Hope that helped.

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    I think it was around the 5-6wk mark for us, but each bub is different. If you start on the breast you last fed from he should get plenty of hind milk ☺

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    My ds is just starting to take both sides now at 4.5months. My girls were around the same age 4-5 months

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    Never for DS2 seriously. I fed him until he was 3.5 and he did not ever take more than one side at a feed. DS2 is almost 9 months and in the last 6 weeks or so has occasionally had both side but usually only at night. Hmmm maybe this is why my boys are such bad sleepers!!

    Oh I've always offered the other side, DS3 rather politely blows raspberries and shoves me away

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    Your supply will adjust to whatever you decide to do. I only give one side per feed.

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