Honey..this is my pet peeve!
What we NOT gone do is talk about these newborn babies without finding REASONS as to WHY baby is falling asleep at the breast.
Babies want to eat and are ready to learn once they are Earthside provided that there were no medical interventions during childbirth. A baby falling asleep at the breast every feed isn’t “lazy” the need assistance.
Babies respond to the flow of your milk. If it’s too slow or too fast baby will conserve the energy and try again.. or will they? maybe.
If you have attempted to deepen the latch, adjust the feeding position and tried techniques to keep baby awake. It could be a sign of a medical condition.
Seek help with your IBCLC quickly if your newborn is not alert enough to feed at the breast.
******This blog post is not meant to replace the advice of your medical provider. It is simply meant to keep families abreast of evidence based information to make better informed decisions to increase your exclusively breast or chest feeding duration.
Jada Metcalf | is a mom of two, Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, trained Birth and Postpartum Doula, ROSE Community Transformer, Community Health Worker in training, 2021 IBLCE candidate and a postpartum wellness business owner of the Milk + Honey Co. Health information on this site is based on peer-reviewed medical journals, textbooks and highly respected health organizations and institutions including the CDC (Center for Disease Control), AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), WHO ( World Health Organization), NIH (National Institute of Health), ABM (Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine) Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, 5th Edition, Wambach Spencer)