When I had my first baby in 2011, I spent a lot of time seeking help on these boards (my son had tongue-tie, refused to nurse, I EP'd for 6+ weeks before finally getting him to EBF). I am happy to see some familiar "faces" still here - thank you for your help last time around!
I just delivered my second son last Saturday. He is 5 days old. So far our breastfeeding experience has been night-and-day from the first time. My baby does not fight me at the breast at all. His latch could use some improvement but we are working on it.
My milk came in fully around day 3 this time. Since then, I have noticed that baby will only stay on the breast 5-7 minutes at a time... and often only takes one breast before falling asleep for 2-3 hours. I know I have a TON of milk because I am very engorged and when baby finishes nursing he always has milk all over his face. I just can't help but worry over his short nursing times. Is this normal for a baby this young?
I know in the back of my mind it probably is OK... but our first weight check is not until tomorrow so I am just looking for some reassurance. I have always heard that some babies are quick nursers, but I would have expected that in much older babies, not one only 5 days old!