I was slightly disturbed this evening while visiting my very young grandniece who gave birth today at 2 p.m. and I found out the baby had not yet been offered the breast. I visited at 8 p.m.. While I was there, a nurse in the room said it could be hours before the baby would indicate she was ready to nurse and not to worry about not having yet nursed. I was under the impression that babies should be put to the breast as soon as possible after delivery, hers was a natural birth and both were doing fine. The hospital is a top notch facility. Is this normal procedure for breastfeeding in this day and age or is my memory slipping? I recommended to my grandniece that she contact LLL about 6 weeks ago, she didn't.