Re: 2 day old baby w/jaundice can't stay awake
My son was the same way. Have you also tried stripping her down to her diaper to keep her cold and uncomfortable? How about stroking her cheek or palms of the hands when she falls asleep? That triggers a sucking reflex sometimes. Also, try compressing your breast so some milk gets in her mouth to either wake her up or she might swallow it while half asleep.
I saw an lactation consultant when DS was only 2 days old and we ended up supplementing with pumped milk for a couple of weeks. After that he was able to stay awake to nurse for all he needed. Our LC just told us to make sure that he latched on and nursed a little bit on his own every 2 hours before we topped him off if 1-2 oz in a bottle, but I would consult a lactation consultant first, if you can, to come up with a personalized action plan. My son was right on the edge of having to go in for light treatments, which we wanted to avoid.
My little man was born 12/17/2010.
Baby girl was born 4/30/2014.