Hi everyone- new to forum. Beautiful daughter was born one week ago. She was very sleepy from the start, always out for at least 3 hours. When asleep, she is extremely difficult to wake up. We have tried to feed her every 2-3 hours, but it ends up that we wake her up to feed her (which takes 1/2 an hour)- then when she is awake and we put her to the breast she is screaming at the top of her lungs, physically pushing my breast away from her mouth, and kicking.
After an hour of this, she finally calms down and will latch, and feed normally for 25-40 minutes...then she falls asleep exhausted for another 3 hours and we repeat the cycle.
Pediatrician is not worried because she has a good number of diapers and gained 5 oz since her discharge...lactation consultants from hospital happy to meet with us when they are available (in 5 days). We've been looking in all the books but they don't have anything for a baby that consistently and actively resists breastfeeding for 30-60 minutes... does anyone have any ideas?