Few days old baby

Question: hi..my baby is 4 days old..he doesn't suck my breast for feeding..hardly does it for 10 mins and today entire day he had fever.wat to do

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Answer: Hello dear congratulations for baby. New borns take time to drink milk. Often times a baby will be extremely sleepy after birth and not interested in the breast, or the baby will latch on to the breast and not suck at all. There are many other reasons that why baby is not breastfeeding --- C section babies are often very sleepy. After normal birth with long and difficult labour baby is quite exhausted and need to rest a bit first. Any pain medications that were given during labour are likely to make baby sleepy. Premature birth. Separation from mother. Some tips to breastfeed--- Keep your baby near to you ( skin to skin contact). It is best solution to breast feed. Hold your breast and close to baby give your nipple in baby's mouth. Try this 2 to 4 times baby will try to suck. Rub your nipples on baby's cheeks. If these tips will not help then take help from lactation consultation. If baby has still fever then consult with doctor once.
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