How often should I breastfeed my baby?
During the 1st weeks of life, most babies feed at least 8-12 times in 24 hours, or at least every 2-3 hours (time it from the start of one feed to the start of the next feed). Many newborns breastfeed for 10-15 minutes on each breast, but can sometimes nurse for longer periods, feed more frequently, or feed from one breast per feed. When your baby releases one breast, offer the other. If your baby is not interested, start on this other breast for the next feed.