Re: Keeping baby awake while nursing?
When I first brough DS home from the hospital he was exactly like you have described, taking AGES to nurse, falling asleep and then waking wanting to nurse again.
Our public health nurse suggested to me that before nursing I strip him down to his diaper, and it really seemed to work. We used to say "Time to get naked it's time to eat!". After a couple of weeks of that, he got much better and got down to about 20 minutes for a nursing session, and now I'm super lucky because he's done in 5-8 minutes every time, even night feedings!
Hang in there, it does get better as that little baby figure out exactly how to get the most milk from you in the best way possible!
First time Mommy to Alexander - Born Jan 15, 2006