Just had my little girl last night and was sent home straight away as delivery was straight forward. I've been successful with breast feeding up to now, baby latching on brilliantly, however she doesn't seem as hungry as I would have expected? She fed for about twenty mins when she woke this morning, having not fed through night, then fed again 4 hours later for an hour, then three hours later for 5minutes, then just now 5 hours later for 5 minutes.
I try waking her to feed, but she isn't interested, won't even attempt to latch on if not hungry.
My gut feeling is she is still recovering from labour which was less than 27 hours ago,and that I shouldnt worry unless she continues this over day 3, but I'm first time mum and have no clue!
I had the same thing when my DD was born 2 weeks ago and the mw said I had to wake her every 3 hrs and make her feed to get her energy up. As pp said. Strip her down and tickle her ears/feet. Seems harsh but necessary! She was going a little jaundice so keep an eye on that. After a day or two she started waking herself 3hrly, now it's 2hrly!! Yawn!
Newborns tend to be very sleepy, and want to sleep even when they are hungry. Your lo just had a big long exhausting journey to the world. I wouldnt let her go longer than 3-4 hours between feeds or she will loose weight. I always had to rub my little boys cheek to wake him up and have lots of skin to skin contact and it always did the trick
Once she gets adjusted she will be more awake and willing to feed without all the prep work. My LO cries for food every 2 hours. Now im the one falling alseep on him
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