I had a question on how to keep my baby awake while nursing. He's 5 days old and I'm working with a LC because my nipples were bleeding from his bad latch. Turns out he's tongue tied. Latch is getting better, and my nipples are starting to heal. I'm seeing her again Wednesday but was hoping that I could get some tips before then on keeping him awake
He nurses great for about 5 minutes and then he's out. The LC says he might tire out quickly cause of the tongue tie. I tickle his face, move his arms, tickle his feet, he'll suck a few more sucks then he'll be out again. He'll stay on anywhere from 20-40 minutes but I don't think he's emptying a breast. I want to make sure he's getting the hind milk (a problem I had with my first).