I had my little girl this morning at 2.17, she fed half heartedly straight away. At about 5am I got her to feed on the other side with only a bit. Of trouble getting latched on as she seemed fussy. Now she hasn't fed since then, she hasn't cried becuase of hunger but she is giving what I think are hunger cues (sucking fingers, rooting) while she is sleeping but when I pick her up and try to feed her she is having none of it. Suggestions? Advice? Xxx
I know with Millie, she didnt have a lot in the first few days as I think colustrum is quite filling for them and your milk will probably not be in yet.
I also squeezed a bit out first of all to tempt her.
It's very normal. She is so brand new to the world she doesn't yet understand what hunger is. Her stomach is so tiny ( the size of a small marble), she doesn't need that much food. Keep trying to feed her every few hours, she will get the hang of it eventually.
I agree with everyone else. For the first few days Finn wasn't really interested in feeding and I kept having to wake him. Keep at it as it will soon change, as soon as we got home he got the hang of it and soon lets me know when he's hungry now.
Ah so it's normal? I wasn't worried since she would obviously cry if she is hungry but was thinking she should be feeding more regularly. I'll keep trying her with it, the midwife will be round to check her feeding later xxx
I think its normal. Autumn fed straight away but then got sleepy, they are most alert within half hour or so after birth. The nurses told me they have some stores in them from before birth and can go a while without feeding. I'd keep trying every couple hours, but give it till tomorrow before you start worrying.
I have a flat nipple and its hard to get Alex latched., I know the fuss they make, eating hands and panicing have seen that . I just try and be patient getting it in. I have seen sometihng called a latch assister which i got today online with mother care i see if it wold help with latch,. Just be patient, William lactched with no probs and went on and on , Alex different , some just need patient and a bit of a hand. But if your baby starving I dont mean that, only for the few mnins of trying to latch.
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