Re: 8 days old and too sleepy to nurse.
Glad he is nursing! With my second baby we had issues with strong letdown. As soon as I let down he would freak out about the pressure or something at the back of his throat. It helped me to manually express a little to soften up the area where he latched on and to reduce the pressure that would be hitting the back of his mouth. He was over 12lbs by 6 weeks (30% gain in body weight from birth) so I think it worked.
Mama to my energy balls (5 and 3)
Going back to school!