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Ok what can I do!!<br>
my baby wont stay awake to feed, I'll nurse her for about 15min and every 30seconds I'm poking her or proding her to wake her up! I've stripped her down, blow in her face everything and she just falls asleep again and again and then she is hungry again 45min to an hour later<br><br>
I cant feed her all day long with two other kids and pumping too<br><br>
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hugs mama. my dd was exactly the same. have you tried wiping her face with a damp washcloth every time she fallsasleep? this worked for us and it made her skin beautifully soft.<br><br>
In a short time she'll stay more alert for feeds. good luck!
 

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It is pretty normal for a newborn to want to nurse every 1-2 hours. I don't know how to work that out with other kids...maybe you can get someone to help you out for a few days? The good news (and bad news I guess!) is that she won't be a newborn for long!
 

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my dd did the same thing. have you tried thumping the bottom of her foot. that was the only thing that worked for us. good luck
 

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Hang in there. None of my 3 were really enthusiastic at that age. They get over it pretty quick - my youngest is not quite 3 months old yet and he nurses like a pro. He was my nightmare - didn't even want to latch on for 3 days!<br><br>
Maybe when she falls asleep, you can run your finger down her spine? Didn't work with my first two, but Kyle (the baby) is very ticklish, so it works very well when he does conk out on me too soon.
 

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Mine would stay semi-awake when I played with her hands.
 

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I had the same problem with DS. I had to tickle the area below his ear to keep him awake. I did have to do it alot during each nursing session, but it worked. Hang in there!
 

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Strip baby down to diaper...cold baby is an awake baby. And while this sounds mean...i but if it's the difference between giving up and success....a wet washcloth on the back and feet. It doesn't even have to be cold...just wet. Can I ask why you are pumping? Just nurse, nurse, nurse. And treasure this special sleepy time...next thing you'll know, you'll be wondering why your baby is suddenly awake all of the time!!!<br>
Good luck!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Strip baby down to diaper...cold baby is an awake baby. And while this sounds mean...i but if it's the difference between giving up and success....a wet washcloth on the back and feet. It doesn't even have to be cold...just wet. Can I ask why you are pumping? Just nurse, nurse, nurse. And treasure this special sleepy time...next thing you'll know, you'll be wondering why your baby is suddenly awake all of the time!!!<br>
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I'm pumping because I work part time, I'm off for 3 months so trying to build up a supply for when I go back <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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