Monday, 27 February 2012
A lot of people seem to do this for every sleep, be it nap time or bed time. I'm a bit wary of doing this, as I don't want my child to think that two go hand in hand and not sleep without a feed.During the day time I will feed my 4 month old before he has a sleep, in the hopes that he sleeps longer, but will not usually nurse him to sleep. He normally wakes up when I move him into bed from my lap anyway. The exception is if he's overtired and there is no other way to get him to sleep - then I will lay down with him on my bed and feed him lying down until he falls asleep.
At night I give him a bottle (unfortunately my milk supply gets really low as the day goes on) then put him into bed awake. When he wakes up in the morning I will sometimes nurse him back to sleep so I can get a couple extra hours sleep!What does everyone else do, or what are your opinions? Do you do what I do in the morning and nurse your child back to sleep so you can get a few extra hours?