My baby doesn't feed for long...she feeds for5-7 minutes at one breast and falls off asleep...but she wakes up in half an hour or one and demands to be fed again. Her birth weight was 3.215 kg, and today is her 47th day with weight around 4.760 recorded 2 days back(45th day) she is gaining a little over 30gms every day. Is this feeding pattern on demand Ok???

Also, my breasts leak very often...when I'm feeding my baby at one breast the other starts leaking and my dress becomes completely wet. I try pumping out the little excess milk or try pressing my nipples hard, though it doesn't help much. Any suggestions????

Sonali Shivlani pl advise

The weight gain is on track and hence no cause for concern. The only challenge is to ensure that you have enough breaks in the middle. Try waking up the baby keep the baby unwrapped feed in a noisy environment wipe baby's face with a wet cloth etc.

She doesn't wake up when forced to and doesn't feed if woken up...only when she wakes up on her own she cares to drink... but il give it a try..thanks.

hi sangeetha, pls wake baby up so she feeds nicely and then sleeps longer. am going to share some very useful links with u!

Pls also read & bookmark this compilation of questions asked by new moms which have been answered by experts and other moms in detail. Very helpful for new moms like you!

Breastfeeding Basics: How Much And When

Thanks asha chaudhry; that's so generous of you.

ideally if baby feeds for 20-25 mins at a go from one breast and then repeats the same in her next feed after 2 hours from the other breast, you will be fine. just try to set this kind of routine if you can (i know it's tough!). pls express from leaking breast and use breast pads. do change breast pads when they are completely soaked to avoid infection. tc

Sonam patel and Sumira Bhatia have tickling to wake up tecniques!

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