Vivi's a power nurser. She nurses typically on just one side for 5-7 minutes. That's it! And she's done. It's really weird that it goes so quick. But, she's gaining weight (she's a chunk already! ) and is going about 2.5-3 hours between feedings so she's getting enough.
As far as the other side not getting emptied...this might seem kind of gross, but in the night I let it leak out. LOL! I just put a receiving blanket around that side while I nurse the other side so it can get some emptied out. And during the day if I have time I will pump that other side.
Ryan is super inefficient still he can take an hour or more. But I know he's not getting enough out of nursing because he wasnt gaining weight so we have to top him up with pumped milk at every feed. It takes forever!
This. Uhg! I'm hoping the frenectomy will change this!
Trystan normally takes about 20-30 minutes during the day (when he's more awake and alert) and about 45 minutes during the night. He feed on both breasts... he has to or they will become sore and engorged! The trick to getting them to wake up for the second breast is waiting to change their diaper until you're done feeding them on the first one! Then change to wake them up again, then feed on the other!