Baby seems over tired after breastfeeding

Depending upon the age of your baby, that can be normal. For very young babies, breastfeeding, or any feeding, is a very laborious activity--it's one of the hardest things a young baby does all day. It would be very natural for a baby to go back to sleep after feeding for, say, the first two months. After that, babies start to stay up longer.

If you're at a point where you think that your baby should be awake more often, contact your doctor.

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    05/03/14
    My babies always fell asleep while nursing...and the younger they were the quicker they were to fall asleep! Sometimes I had to wake them up to nurse or to keep nursing...and from this conversation that seems pretty normal!
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