how much is enough? and why only one side??
DD is 5 days old and she usually only eats about 8 minutes on 1 side then falls asleep for a few hours no matter how hard I try to wake her up. Stripping her, rubbing her head,back & feet, putting her feet against my cold water bottle and last night even tried a few drops of cold water on her head.....nothing!! She'll fuss long enough to get back on the boob but then she's fast asleep. Is she getting enough that she's that content?? Is she really full for that long??
And now on top of all that, she also won't eat on my right side! She will latch on and get right back off no matter how hungry she is. I've tried offering that side first, offering after she eats on the left, using different holds, I even went as far as to rinse it off before offering it to her and she still acts like she dont know what to do with it. Is the milk on that side different or something? any and all advice is needed and welcome ladies, after our dissapointing visit with the dr this morning I'm starting to second guess myself about everything now so any help would be nice =) thank you in advance mamas