My daughter was born 8 days ago at 36 weeks, 6 days. She's my second preemie baby. My first was 35 and I was never given the opportunity to breast feed her. This time I'm determind to do this. However we have already hit a few humps.
Hence my questions.
first we started out with a solid latch. Then they took paisley to do a car seat test. During this test they gave baby a passi. She came back totally confused. This happened twice as she failed her first test.
She will still latch on but not as effectively as her first few feedings. How can I re-establish a good latch?
Second she fights the breast. She is hungry, crying (really just whining as her cry is wimpy) and when she's offered the breast, she fights it. Will sway her mouth open back and forth over the nipple but won't latch on for a solid 6 min. Just cries and won't accept the nipple.
Our last issue is her sleep patterns vs her eating. This kid can sleep easily for 4hrs at a time. It's hard to wake her and I'm worried aboit her intake. Methods to wake her or length of time she should feed to equal 1.5oz?? That's what ped said she should be eating..
Thanks in advance