Hi, I have a one week old son who I am trying to breastfeed. I have been since day one, and thought things were going well until we got home from the hospital. He will feed for 5-10 minutes and then fall asleep in my arms, still attached to the breast. I will do things to wake him and he will start sucking a few sucks, but then stops...this will continue until the nipple/breast eventually falls out of his mouth and he is full on sleeping.
The problem then comes that if I try to move him to his bassinet/rocket/swing that he will wake up screaming, and the only thing that will calm him is to nurse more. But it seems like he isn't nursing, more that he is using me as a pacifier, but he won't even take a pacifier.
I am at a loss....does anyone have some advice? I feel like I need to stay awake either feeding him or letting him sleep on my lap attached to my breast. I am starting to get really frustrated...
Also, now we have noticed that if the baby is not nursing or sleeping he is only crying We have tried a ton of things to comfort him, but he just cries and does not stop until I attach him back to the breast and let him nurse for a few minutes and then fall asleep. It seems abnormal that he isn't awake, and not crying for at least a little while during the day. Do you think he is colicky?