Re: Comfort Nursing and Sleep Cycles
your infant is delightfully right on target! yes, my lo's woke to nurse every 2 hours for the first few months.
I became a dedicated sling wearer rather than holding my lo all day long. the sling kept the baby close, safe and sleeping!
each time the baby takes a mini-feed he is
1. stimulating your milk supply
2. prompting your body to produce his age appropriate milk
3. getting a reinforcement of anti-bodies
4. the sucking releases hormones in his body that aid w/ digestion, so he absorbs the nutrients from his last big feed better.
so all the little sucking he does to go back to sleep are of value to him.
DD#1 July 1986 VB
DD#2 April 1988 c/sec
DS#3 April 1990 VBAC
DS#4 June 1993 VB
DD#5 April 2001 c/sec
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