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I'm back with another BM question, I see moms suggest that one should feed completely from one breast and then switch to the other one.. We'll my question is how do I know it's empty? Because I check my BM after every feed and I will always see milk oozing out. Should I keep feeding from one breast till the milk doesn't come? Confusing this is..



Resham Java

One time feed means till the child is fed well coz the breasts will never be empty at any given time. So if ideally latch the baby on diff sides each time.

asha chaudhry

Hey becca - pls dont wait till it gets completely empty. As u know first foremilk comes then the heavier hindmilk. So as long as baby has had 15 mins of ur first breast that shud be okay.; Then switch or be sure to feed from next breast next time. U're doing fine. :)

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Rishi Paayal

Rebecca Prakash; milk doesnt drain out jst lik tat.as its initial days u r seeing milk latr on ur body adjusts to ur babyy nèeds and u might nt see milk wen u press.just feed from one side nxt time u offer other breast.

Kavita Sahany

Hey I used to feed 10 mins then switch then again 10 minutes ...so the cycle of 10 minutes I followed and again started the next feeding cycle with alternate breasts ..

Rebecca Prakash

Okay ladies then I'm doing good. I follow the same pattern..

ritu singhal

Becca,sweetheart,one breast doesnt drain out completely,its like a river where the flow will slow down not a bottle which empties. So the key is since atarah is still very small she would not be able to drain out one ( meaning to the point where the flow becomes slow after all foremilk is taken out and hindmilk starts coming which is slow) and then munch on second. And babies need hindmilk too to put on that chubbiness,its dense in calories and fat value.
Suggestion: feed her well from one breast for atleast 20 mins,then switch on to other for 10 mins and tgen come back on first for 5 more mins if she still wants to eat. This ways,she will get balance of foremilk + hindmilk. Cheers 😊

Rebecca Prakash

ritu singhal Madam Atarah doesn't have to work hard for the hind milk. The moment I feed.. the other breast leaks so the time I switch to the other breast she gets hind milk.

ritu singhal

Great then Becca,you both are doing good girlies 👍

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