As newborns, babies seem to eat, sleep, and poop all day - every day. But, as your baby gets older, you may be wondering how much your baby should be eating, how often, and how many ounces by age. Keep in mind that milk should be your baby's primary form of nutrition for the first year. Even after you've begun to offer solid foods, your baby's milk intake should not decrease much, if at all. Also, babies are very good at self-moderation, so it is usually unnecessary to limit your baby's milk
It’s the middle of the night and your sweet little bundle of joy does what any baby is supposed to do... wakes up! You jump up ready for action and you can’t.see.a.thing. Your nursery lighting has failed you. As soon as your feet hit the floor, you hear a yelp of pain and realize you’ve accidentally stepped on your dog in your haste to get to your whimpering baby! This is a true story - it happened to me when my firstborn baby was a few weeks old. I would try so hard to navigate the dark
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.
Many parents want to know when it's safe for their newborn to begin sleeping through the night. And, if you're breastfeeding? You're probably wondering about the impact on your breastmilk supply. Some books will lead you to believe that newborns can be sleeping through the night from a very young age. In fact, some books are controversial about it such as The Newborn Sleep Book: A Simple, Proven Method For Training Your New Baby To Sleep Through The Night. The two authors allege that by
Since some babies won't sleep through the night without a feeding until some time after 9 months old or longer, some parents swear by something called a "dream feed" to help their babies sleep longer. But, what is a dream feed and at what age should you try it? What Is a Dream Feed? A dream feed is where you feed your baby while he or she is still asleep before you go to bed yourself. Some moms breastfeed before they go to bed and others (or their partners) give their baby a
I breastfed my first son for 13 months and am still breastfeeding my second (he's now 5 1/2 months as I'm writing this). As I've said before, we also used a crying sleep training method with my first and a no-cry sleep training method for my second (so far). They are just two very different temperaments. Although I used a crying sleep training method for my first son, I was pretty turned off by an article I read that promoted crying it out to wean breastfeeding. Part of my philosophy is that
Is it a bad idea to rock your baby? It depends. It is never a bad idea to cuddle your baby and give him/her lots of love and affection! It's only when rocking your baby becomes something you can't keep up with that it is a problem. Let's take a step back and let me explain what a sleep association is. What is your sleep association? How do you fall asleep? What kind of routine do you do before you go to sleep each night? Do you watch TV? Talk to your partner? Do you read a book? Do you sleep