Let's be honest here - we've all done this. When your baby is crying at 2 a.m., and you know that offering a quick feed would silence those cries and put that baby right back to sleep, what do you do? Simple...you feed that baby to sleep! Feeding a baby to sleep is one of the quickest and easiest ways to help your baby relax and fall asleep, to be sure...but it's not without its drawbacks. There's a "dark side" to feeding your baby to sleep. And this is just what we're studying in
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About a month ago Drs. Sears and Weissbluth both participated in an online chat with Chicago Tribune's health reporter, Julie Deardorff. I think back to a few key points raised in the chat that still surprise me how disconnected doctors can be to parents. Perhaps it's because it's been a long time since they've been parents to young babies. Or, perhaps being doctors tend to give you a more scientific approach rather than a practical one. Either way, there are a few key points this article is
Two of my neighbors and my best friend all had babies within just a couple of weeks of each other less than 8 weeks ago. All of them have commented on the sleep deprivation that goes along with having a newborn and one asked me when my babies started sleeping through the night. First, I always need to ask what that means to someone because, for some, they mean to have a baby sleep through the night, including feedings, and others mean sleep straight through 10-12 hours, with no feedings.