Mother sometimes let her baby to stay long in one breast while breastfeeding, which consequently makes babies just get used to the one breast only. Best practice, give the time 10 minutes for each of the breast so that both can issue a breast milk perfectly.
Babies who get breast milk exclusively for 6 months has less number of infection, prevent obesity and diabetes as well as provide some protection against breast cancer in mothers.
Some mothers are choosing to feed babies with’ on demand ‘ way, which means feeding every time the baby shows signs of hunger and in accordance with the wishes of the infant. As well as some are breastfeeding based on the routine time and let the baby suckle with a certain amount of time limit, for example every 3 hours while breastfeeding. Usually done about 10 minutes for each breast.
The researchers found the limit time of breastfeeding for 10 minutes for each breast will gain weight more in the 6-8 weeks of age and are more likely to continue to suckle for infants up to more than 12 weeks compared to the baby suckle for ‘ on demand ‘.
“Although the study was not in large scale, but I agree that most babies should get breast milk from both breasts and parents should offer it to the baby,” says Dr. Lisa Amir, Lactation Consultants and Researchers, from Latrobe University
Some women sometimes let her baby to stay long in one breast, but this would make the baby got used to the one breast only. For the next 10 minutes for each breast and give her another one is a better idea. However the method gives the time for breastfeeding cannot apply on all babies, this is because every baby is different so that the mother must know how to breastfeed as what makes the mother and baby feel good.
“The most important thing in breastfeeding is provided both side of breast to the baby and not just one,” said Dr Helen Oddy, Nutritionists and Researchers of the Telethon Institute for Child Research in Perth.