As a newborn, when mom is trying really hard to get a hang of breastfeeding, the baby makes it more difficult by wanting to sleep. Newborns need a lot of sleep, and the effort of nursing can make them even more tired. It can be a battle to get the
baby through a nursing session, but that changes with time.
In fact, it can change quickly. The worst of the sleepiness can be done in about two weeks, although babies who are born early might take longer to have more periods of wakefulness. Moms will be thankful that the baby helps her out in having success in a nursing session just a few weeks after birth.