The Cause Of The Baby Suckling Very Long?
Hello, my second child, who is only 2 months old every time he suckles for a very long time. I mean this very long time, he is breastfeeding continuously without stopping. normal? Danger not if left unchecked? Are there any side effects? Thank you before.
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Normally you are advised to breastfeed the baby for 10-15 minutes from each breast, so that the total breastfeeding time in one feed is 20-30 minutes. The amount is considered sufficient to meet the needs of the baby in one breastfeed. Nevertheless, of course the duration of breastfeeding in each baby can certainly be different. Babies that take longer than the above range certainly also exist. It is recommended that after you breastfeed the baby for half an hour, you try to reassess whether the baby is still breastfeeding or just chewing the nipple. Consider the following signs of a good suckling baby:
The baby's mouth is wide open and the entire areola (the dark part around the nipple) all goes into the baby's mouth (not just the nipple)
Visible movements or sound swallowing sound of a baby swallowing
Your breasts feel empty after the baby is suckling
The baby looks satisfied after breastfeeding
If you don't see or hear your baby swallowing while you suckle, then your baby is likely just playing with your nipples and not drinking milk. If the baby falls asleep while breastfeeding, wake the baby by rubbing his feet or back so that the baby suckles again. If indeed the baby has not sucked and swallowed the breast milk again, release the breast attachment with the baby's mouth by tucking your little finger between your mouth and breast. Make sure the baby continues to suckle from 2 of your breasts with a duration of 10-15 minutes each to ensure adequate milk for the baby.
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