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* You feel as though you haven't got enough
* Baby getting upset at the breast (though can be a sign of other common problems)
* Baby is breastfeeding often or almost nonstop (feel like baby is always wanting to feed)
* A baby who was previously sleeping through the night is now waking to breast feed several times
* Baby will latch and unlatch, fussing in between

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Post by kay on Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:59 am

Was just wondering when babies usually want the 2nd breast at a feed?

He dream feeds through night, and just has the 1 breast, but through the day when he is on and off more, i am needing to offer 2nd breast. He will feed off first, and then will get grumpy and keep coming off. when i latch him back on, he gets frustrated and cries. My breast feels soft by this point.
I will put him on 2nd breast and he guzzles like mad quite happily until he is satisfied.

Could it be he is lazy as the breast gets emptier, or is he just emptying and wanting more? His weight gain is fantastic, and his poos are still exactly the same (yellow, every bum change etc)

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Post by nichola on Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:21 pm

Sounds to me like he is draining the first breast then wanting more. Very Happy

The midwife who helped me said that sometimes they will want both breasts and sometimes they will be happy with one she likened it to sometimes we want a big meal with a pudding and sometimes we skip desert!

You are doing the right thing by following your babies lead be guided by him and you wont go wrong flower

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Post by piesmummy2006 on Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:28 pm

yeah sounds like that to me too and thats how it was explained to me too!!!! Laughing xx
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Post by kay on Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:03 pm

Thanks girls - its good to have the reassurance! :aww:

I always say he's having his pudding when he goes for boob 2 :haha:

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Post by jools on Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:44 pm

Yes I agree with the others again! Very Happy

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Post by Natasha on Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:38 pm

Totaly yes, keep doing what your doing hun, follow what he wants, your doing very well.

Oli did this on occassions, more often when she was going through a little spurt.

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Post by gem1981 on Fri May 16, 2008 9:17 am

How do you know when the first breast is drained?

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Post by Kasia80 on Fri May 16, 2008 9:32 am

gem1981 wrote:How do you know when the first breast is drained?

Baby would unlatch and if offered again would pop of the breast again, and again. Or suck a lot but no swallowing woul be visible.
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Post by SarahW on Fri May 16, 2008 11:54 am

Never heard it explained as dinner and dessert, but Mollie will sometimes be happy with one and on other occasions will want both, but i have noticed if she has finished with one breast she will latch back on then off then on like has been said already, so when this happens i offer the other breast, sounds like your experiences are perfectly normal.
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