Re: baby is 7 days old, question
Sounds pretty normal to me... The fact that he has those wonderful movements is plenty affirmation that he is getting exactly what he needs. In fact, sounds like both of my children during their first days. I wondered the same thing but stopped worrying after I realized that all was well. They almost always fell asleep at the breast. Some lactation specialists recommend nursing them in a diaper so that they are more stimulated to stay awake while eating. I really never did this but did take them off after about 20-30 minutes or extremely long periods of inactivity... you know, the nibbling. It just kept my nipples from being so sore. The only thing is, seems as soon as I did, the LOs would simply wake up wanting more
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Last edited by onejadedlyric; 05-08-2008 at 05:00 PM.