A 31-year-old female asked:
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are frequent long breastfeedings (2 hours) a sign of low milk supply? also have to usually supplement night cluster feeds.

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Dr. April Hartman
25 years experience Pediatrics
Breastfeeding: It usually only takes about 15 minutes on each side to empty the breast. After that he/she is just using you as a pacifier. If you are concerned about your milk volume, increase your fluids. Drink 8-12 ounces every time you nurse your baby. You can drink water, milk, juice or whatever you prefer just limit caffeine to one drink a day. Also, eat! if you eat well your milk will be more satisfying.
Answered on Apr 30, 2014

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