Babies born between 35 and 37 weeks gestation may not feed well. They are also at risk for low blood sugar, jaundice, breathing problems, and infections. These babies are sleepy, and often have problems latching on and sucking properly. Two things that help are to keep your baby in close physical contact, and to give your baby extra milk.
The hospital staff or a lactation consultant can help you learn and practice what you need to know.