It is not the length of time at the breast that is important, but how much breastmilk your baby is drinking.
It is important that you breastfeed your child as often and as your child wants, ensuring 8 or more feedings in 24 hours. Allow your child to nurse as long as he wants at each feeding.
Remember, watch your baby’s cues not your clock.
For more information on feeding your baby/child in Simcoe Muskoka, please contact your health care provider or contact Health Connection by calling 1-705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by email or connect with us wherever you are on Facebook or Twitter.