should i offer both breasts or stick to one?
when i first had my baby i was told to only offer the second breast at a feed if he'd had a good half hour on the first one. The rationale for this was that he needs both foremilk and hindmilk. However, now he's four weeks old his feeds have shortened from 30-40 mins to 10-20. Often he'll come off after ten, have his nappy done and want more. Do I still give him the same side or swap to the other side? The health visitor told me he needs to be offered both breasts at a feed - but usually we dont make the half hour before he's finished. Its all very confusing as the literature i was given told me to give him one breast for however long he wants it, then offer the other regardless of how long he's had right from the beginning :roll: so much conflicting advice! Don't want to be denying him hindmilk but also sometimes think if he had both boobs the feed would be over quicker.