The Number One Sleep Prop: Nursing to Sleep
Today, I want to shed light on the most common sleep prop that parents use: nursing to sleep. This method leads the list, closely followed by bottle feeding to sleep.
First, let’s clarify – the issue isn’t with breastfeeding itself. In fact, breastfeeding is commendable. If you can and choose to breastfeed, that’s wonderful! The challenge arises when breastfeeding becomes a crutch to induce sleep.
Sleep as a Journey
Imagine sleep as a journey. On one end, we have alertness, and on the other, sleep. The process or method we use to transition from being awake to asleep is crucial.
When babies depend on nursing to embark on their sleep journey, they’re likely to seek the same comfort during their natural wake-ups at night. It morphs into a habitual sleep routine.
Nighttime Wake-ups: Is It Really Hunger?
This nursing-as-a-sleep-strategy is why we find babies, even as old as two years, still feeding at night. It’s less about hunger and more about their established routine to get back to sleep.
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