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Thread: Sleeping and eating association

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2012

    Default Sleeping and eating association

    Im a FTM to a 4 month old who I nurse to sleep. I don't have as big of a concern about her nurse to sleep association as much as her eating and sleeping association. Should I try to feed a small meal as well when she wakes up or during her playtime?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009

    Default Re: Sleeping and eating association

    What kind of meal are you talking about? I don't understand eating and sleeping association? She's not really old enough for solids and I certainly wouldn't feed her solids while she's about to fall asleep. Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you are saying.

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    Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2012

    Default Re: Sleeping and eating association

    If I understand you correctly, what you're worried about is that sleeping and eating are associated in your LO's mind, is that right? Young babies do tend to fall asleep with nursing. Older babies will fall asleep with nursing if they're tired but if they're wide awake and in play mode but just happen to be hungry, they'll nurse and then get back to playing. I would continue to feed her when she's hungry and not worry about it.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Victoria, BC, Canada

    Default Re: Sleeping and eating association

    It's very normal for babies to fall asleep eating/nursing. I woudn't worry about it. She won't be doing it when she's 18!
    Canadian mom and breastmilk fan.
    We have 2 beautiful children: Luana who's 9 y/o, had breastmilk for 2 years and is smart as a whip. Lucas who came out kickin', is 4 y/o and continues to enjoy his milkies.

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