Re: When to switch sides for snoozy, ravenous 10 day old?
Green poops can be normal. They can also be a sign of inadequate milk intake, allergy, or oversupply (resulting in high intake of so-called "foremilk"). In a very young baby, especially one who is jaundiced or sleepy at the breast, the most worrisome concern is obviously inadequate milk intake. I'd suggest stopping by the pediatrician's office for a weight check and trying the following to keep the baby alert and active at the breast:
- Keep baby cool when she nurses, since a cool baby is an alert baby. Strip baby down to a diaper or onesie and keep a fan blowing in the room.
- Annoy baby when she nurses, since an annoyed baby is an alert baby. Tickle her feet, rub her head. Use a cool damp washrag against the soles of her feet or against the grain of her hair.
- Switch nursing. When nursing slows and baby seems to be falling asleep, take her off the breast, burp her, change her diaper, and stick her on the other breast. Repeat the process until baby will no longer wake.
- Breast compressions:http://home.kellymom.net/store/freeh...ompression.pdf
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