Too sleepy to eat??

Caryn - posted on 10/18/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I have a 1 week old boy. On days we have given him a bath or when we took him for his first Doc visit, we noticed that in the mid-late afternoon, he would fall into a deep sleep and it would be very difficult for us to wake him up to nurse. The last two times this has happened he slept for 4-5 hours. We've done everything up to undress him completely and when i try to bring him to my breast, he would still be out cold.
I'm scared to let him go for so long not eating, but how do i make him wake up?? or is this normal and should i just let him sleep (and take advantage and rest in the meantime)?

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Laura - posted on 10/18/2010

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as long as he is gaining, let him sleep! enjoy the small break and nurse on demand for the rest of the day!

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