Between four to eight contacts seems to provide an optimum effect [ 29 ], allowing the support to intervene at key points during the infant feeding journey [ 21 ]. Garbes talks to Katie Hinde, an evolutionary biologist behind the blog Mammals Suck Relieved to find expert opinions that validated my instincts, 15 I concluded that my son was dependent on me because he was supposed to be.
I nursed my first child every 45 minutes - big deal. Know how to hold your baby in different positions so your nipples do not get sore and so you empty your breasts of milk. I never expected a child of mine to be so demanding. Moral work in women's narratives of breastfeeding.