When Is Baby Done?

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Baby Care and other Parent topics.

How do I know if my baby is finished breastfeeding?

When Is Baby Done?

Let your baby stay on the breast for as long as they want. When they are done they will let go on their own or just fall asleep. Most babies will need to stay on the breast *actively swallowing* for at least ten minutes to get a good feed. Your baby should look like a "drunken sailor" - happy, satisfied and asleep.



Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.


URL: (optional)


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Parent Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Patricia Walters-Fischer