Hi, my dtr is 8 days old now. I messed up at first by switching between bf and formula. i didn't have the energy after giving birth to keep have her room in the first 2 nights.so i told the nurses to give her formula. i did bf the first night though. she ate for 10 min. i've never been able to get her to eat for more than 10 min. at a time. I think she got some nipple confusion. it's been a day and a half since her last bottle and she's doing much better latching on.
Anywayz, my problem is she seems to only want to eat for 5 minutes. So i spend over an hour trying to waker her up and get her to feed again(i get her awake but she falls asleep as soon as i get her on the breast)an hour later she'll eat for another 5 minutes, but that's it. feedings took 1 & a half hours just to get in 10 minutes.
So last night after reading some material(it said that some babies only eat 5 minutes), I made a decision that if she'll only go 5 min, then i'll attempt for a bit to get her to feed some more, but then i'll just go back in 1 to 2 hours and feed another 5 minutes. and not spend 1 hour being frustrated sleepy & anxious.
Every since then, i've been calm. and she seems to wake up on her own in 1-2 hours ready to eat. do you'll feel she's ok only eating 5 min at a time. she definetly gets over 6 wet diapers a day, and over 5 poopy diapers a day. and seems satisfied after eating. she weiged 6 lbs 3 oz at birth and only lost 2oz's in the hosp. i'm just wondering if anyone else experienced this. also i was induced at 38 weeks b/c of mildy high blood pressure.
i know i have plenty of milk, b/c i can get it to drip out even before she eats.
sorry so long =) any input is helpful