There is a huge range of normal when it comes to the length of a breastfeed. Mothers have different storage capacities, different speeds of milk flow (milk ejection reflex), numbers of milk ducts and babies are different too. Feeds may also happen for different reasons – for hydration, for hunger after a longer interval, for comfort. Sometimes a baby might receive higher fat content milk from the start of a feed if the breast is emptier and if the baby is cluster feeding. When it comes to babies, there is very little ‘should’ about breastfeeding. If a baby is producing the expected nappies and is meeting their weight gain expectations, they are feeding for ‘long enough’. If a baby is feeding for a very long time, it might be worth a mum checking the way the baby is positioned on the breast by attending a breastfeeding support group.