Hi. FTM and first time posting. I have a 7 day old baby who nurses for about 10 minutes then I try to take him off to put him on the other breast and he falls asleep. Deep sleep. Washing his face doesn't help, doing the baby doll thing, walking my fingers up his spine... he still sleeps but will sometimes wake up and nurse from the second breast after a short nap.
He seems to be getting enough. We're in the right range for diaper changes and he is feeding 8-10 times per day.
Should I let him nurse as long as he wants on the first breast and just catch the second breast next time or continue to try to put him on both?
I'm probably just being nervous and this will probably work itself out. We're both new to this.
I read in one book that babies have "patterns." My baby is falling into the "rester" pattern. He eats, rests and then eats.
Thanks for your help.