I just had my baby 12 hours ago, he has latched on to feed 3-4 times but it's literally only for a couple minutes and then he just kind of hangs out at the boob and falls asleep. My midwife had me repeatedly wake him a few hours after giving birth but he wouldn't feed that way either. I am wondering when I should start worrying about him not eating or if I should let him sleep and hope he eventually wants to latch on for a couple of minutes??Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 5:51 PM on Aug. 14, 2010 in Pregnancy
Answer by dancinintherain at 5:54 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Not to worry, babies are born with extra fluids to keep them ok until milk comes in at 4 days or even a little longer. Some babies are sleepy at first. You don't want to give the baby any bottles and if you give formula it takes up to a month for the baby to recover.
Answer by Gailll at 5:56 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by stweshjali at 5:56 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Put him tummy to your tummy- take his clothing off. Feed him every 2-3 hours- Within the next 24-48 hours he will need to have 6-8 wet diapers a day-the urine should be clear, light yellow. Fewer wet diapers and/or darker color urine indicates that he is not get enough fluid, but as others have said, you're only in the first 24 hours post delivery, so things should start to p/u. When is your first pedi appt? They will weigh him and check for jaundice (is he yellow?) Jaundice will make infants sleepy as well. Within the next few days he should start to wake up-then you will know if he's getting enough to eat, as his cries will tell you!
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