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.
Most parents, at one point or another, start searching for some way (or maybe any way!) to help their babies sleep through the night. One technique that many parents try is something called a 'dream feed'. When you dream feed, you wake your baby from sleep (just enough so that she will eat), and then feed her right before you go to bed yourself. The theory behind dream feedings is that your baby will take in a full feeding while still being mostly asleep, which will in turn maximize the