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Breastfeeding Advisor

The breastfeeding period is too short or too long

Make enough time to enjoy the breastfeeding period.

You may give your baby milk 8-10 times a day when you breastfeed her. Newborn babies may drink breastmilk as often as 12 times a day. Each breastfeeding period ranges from 10 to 30 minutes. Sometimes there are 10-minute breastfeeding sessions 3-4 times close together and sometimes your baby drinks milk for 20-30 minutes and then sleeps for 5-6 hours.
It may be hard for the mother when the breastfeeding periods and the intervals between are not stable shortly after the baby's birth, but the most important thing is to give the baby sufficient breastmilk and to allow both you and your baby to enjoy the precious breastfeeding period.

When the breastfeeding period is too short

When the breastfeeding period is excessively short (it lasts only for a few minutes), or the interval is too short (your baby begins to cry after 30 minutes), the following reasons may be responsible.


  1. Your baby can't latch on well
  2. Your baby refuses to drink breastmilk
  3. Poor health of baby, vomiting
  4. There are problems with the mother’s breast

When the breastfeeding period is too long

When the breastfeeding period is excessively long, lasting for as long as 40-60 minutes (including when the baby drinks intermittently), the following reasons may be responsible.

  1. Your baby can't latch on well 
  2. Your baby refuses to drink breastmilk
  3. Your baby is drinking breastmilk not for the nutritional intake, but for the feeling of security (formation of bond between you and your baby).

It may be a sign of weaning

If your baby is around 1 year old, has started to eat baby food (supplemental food), and has a very short breastfeeding period or only drinks intermittently and doesn't seem to want to drink milk, it may be a sign of weaning.

Although WHO recommends that you continue to breastfeed until the baby is 2 years old or older, even after he starts eating baby food (supplemental food), some babies stop drinking milk naturally. Consider weaning in consultation with a professional, and be sure not to force weaning.


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