Don't freak out at that title. Yes, I know it seems odd - this is The Baby Sleep Site®, after all! Shouldn't we be talking about how to put an awake baby to sleep, and not the other way around? Well, stick with me. While we do specialize in helping sleepless babies find their sleep, we also offer tips on how to keep a baby awake - or how to wake a sleeping baby - and when it makes sense to wake your baby. And one of the occasions when you may find you need to keep your baby awake is
We've established before that you can indeed breastfeed successfully while you sleep train - sleep training does not mean the end of breastfeeding! In fact, we here at The Baby Sleep Site® are deeply committed to ensuring that breastfeeding moms sleep train in a way that both preserves their breastfeeding, and that achieves better sleep for their babies. However, in order to sleep train successfully while also keeping breastfeeding a priority, it is necessary to keep some key facts in mind.