I'm really worried about this. We were just released yesterday and labor started after having a good night's rest Monday night, around 5 am Tuesday morning. Since it began up to today I've slept a total of about 8 hours - so something like 96 hours total. Yeah, I'm about out of the whole new mommy adreneline. I am certain this massive lack of sleep is playing a huge part in this, but none the less I'm concerned that once I have accomplished sleep this issue might continue. Every single time I feed the baby (breastfeeding only) I get an overwhelming urge to sleep. Like I can be in the go go go mood and as soon as she starts eating my eyes get so heavy, often to the point I have to take turns keeping one open. Seems like about 15 minutes after she finishes eating it wears off and I am back in go go go mode. Hubby and I are taking shifts right now for sleep because we're afraid as ridiculously over tired as we already are we won't wake to her cries (I know it takes me screaming and shaking him to get him to wake) Anyways I was on the "wake" shift started feeding her, and I dozed! I feel so awful and freaking scared. I mean my breasts are bigger like way bigger than her whole head and I am so scared she's going to suffocate. She likes to really put her face into it, so while she eats I have to use one hand to hold my breast clear of her nose so she can still breathe while nursing. Thank God we fell asleep in a position where she wasn't dug in to my breast!!! Any input is appreciated, why am I getting so insanely sleepy while she nurses? Is this common? How can I fix this? Please and thanks from one nervous new mommy!