December 5, 2006 10:23 AM Subscribe
Is it possible to over-breastfeed a baby? She's 6 weeks old and nurses, oh, like 10-12 hours a day at least. I think she's at the breast more than she's asleep.
posted by DenOfSizer to Health & Fitness (22 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Oh, sure, there's some non-nutritive sucking going on, but pull her off and she FLIPS OUT --- and mostly she's eating, albeit somewhat slowly. Lactation consultants and "concerned citizens" of the breastfeeding community say there's no such thing as spending too much boob-toobe time, but honestly, this is making me feel like a human dairy. Any hints?