I have a 4-week-old daughter who latches well (when she feels like latching), but who will only nurse for 5 minutes or less on each breast at pretty much every feeding. She greatly prefers the left side, and sometimes refuses to nurse on the right altogether. Often, even if she seems hungry, she fusses and cries and refuses to latch at all. She is a pretty gassy baby, and sometimes I think she's fussing because her belly hurts.
I know most of you probably don't use pacifiers, and I didn't with my first daughter, but with this one a lot of times that's the only thing that will calm her down. My oldest totally used me as a paci and didn't use one at all, but this baby wants no part of non-nutritive nursing, it seems. Which is completely different than my oldest who nursed for very long sessions almost constantly until she was around 4 months old.
What's concerning me is my youngest DD's super short nursing times and the fact that she only poops once or twice a day (she'll have a few other tiny poops that don't really count). She has a large quantity of wet diapers and seems to be gaining weight fine. Has anyone had a similar newborn nursing experience.