Q&A: Is It Okay if My Two-month-old Baby Only Nurses on One Side?

Is it okay if my two-month-old baby only nurses on one side…and only forfive to eight minutes?
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Mar 2017
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If baby is gaining weight well and seems satisfied, he’s probably just fine. Soundslike you have a super-efficient nurser on your hands. Some babies are simplyable to get more milk out in a shorter amount of time than others (and usually,this skill is developed over time). However, if his weight gain is slow, be sure to get experienced, hands-on lactation assistance ASAP to help you evaluate (and hopefully solve) the issue.

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