My 1 week old keeps falling asleep at the breast way too early. We have tried juggling his arms and legs, playing with nappy edged, playing, buring, sitting urigh, blowing in face but often to no avail. Any ideas, folks?
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22-02-2012 01:56 #1Senior Member
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Falling asleep at breast
22-02-2012 03:27 #2
Let bub sleep n don't stress out about it. S/he will feed when s/he needs to... just keep an eye on weight gain in the weeks to come... And congrats on ur precious lil one
22-02-2012 05:55 #3Still Eli's mum :)
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You're doing the right things to stimulate bubs, but if they want to sleep there's probably not much you can do!!
If they're really settled and sleeping well, I agree, probably just best to let them sleep (and enjoy it while it lasts!). Soon you'll find that they'll have a growth spurt and will not be as easy to settle as they'll feed 24/7!!
Perhaps keep switching sides too so you are stimulating both sides for your supply. As long as bubs has lots of wet nappies, all should be fine
You're doing a great job! Keep it up and good luck!
22-02-2012 09:11 #4
Eta. Are you using a dummy? I'm hesitant to use a dummy at this young age especially for no obvious reason, given the short feeds I wouldn't be replacing the opportunity to nurse with a dummy.
23-02-2012 18:11 #5
My DD had this problem from birth to 3 weeks. She had mild jaundice so it was very important that we woke her to feed, to flush out the jaundice. We used a cold face washer on her skin to try to wake her up. Also had to give her bottles of EBM or formula as she lost a fair bit of weight.
Speak with your health nurse and see what they think. I don't think newborns should be sleeping more than about 4 hours. That can also damage your supply I think.
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