Okay, so my wife had a c-section because of CPD, and we were able to nurse the baby within about 10 minutes in recovery. He did OK there - nursed for about 10-15 minutes and then had to go get his lungs suctioned again.
Anyway, when he came back, he was super sleepy when breast-feeding - he'd go for 2-3 minutes and be IMPOSSIBLE to wake up and get going again. We'd nurse him for 2-3 hours at a time. (I'd have to pick him up and put him on the counter top to wake him up!) It looked like we were experience good colostrum flow, and my wife was able to hand express some of the good stuff to get him interested. We did have a couple of good "textbook" feedings in there.
Now that we've brought him home, we are having the exact opposite problem. He wants to eat all the time and is really super pissed off about it, so he tends to grab on to the nipple to soon, and then gets even more frustrated when my wife won't let him chew on her nipple. To make matters worse, we appear to have "run out" of colostrum. We're still feeding pretty much constantly, but there isn't anything coming out of the breast. We're unable to hand express anything, and we're not seeing the little bits on his lips and tongue like we where.
Hopefully this means that the milk is on it's way - but what do we do with a screaming infant we can't feed in the meantime? He's got very little patience with "sucking for nothing."