Re: Switch after 5 minutes?
I would offer her the same side. She'll stop nursing if it's empty and needs to switch to the other side.
the latch will get better. in fact, I was just thinking abou that the other day because I had so much trouble getting my son to latch correctly, but then he eventually did it on his own - I don't know how you were taught, but around here, they say to slam the baby's head into your breast once their mouth is open enough...well, my son will open his mouth really wide and then slam his own head into my breast . It cracks me up. He's a year old and I can't remember when he started doing that, but I do know that it get's MUCH easier as time goes by. You're still in the early stages where it takes more work, but I would think that in the next month or 2, it should be much easier.
I wouldn't worry about the sleep at all. My daughter started sleeping 6 hours at night at 6 wks and it just increased from there. My son, on the other hand, took much longer to sleep through. He still wakes up at 5am for a feeding and then goes back to sleep. Just be happy for the extra sleep!
Good luck mama!!
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