Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 9:44 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:44 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
Your baby is less than 12 mo. What babies have always done is breastfed and slept with their mothers. The baby and mother share a symbiotic relationship. The baby gets hormones from the milk that makes the baby feel sleepy. Pheromones from the baby make the mother and baby have similar sleep cycles. Human babies brains are hard wired to breastfeed and sleep with their mothers until they are 3 or older.
When babies are artificially fed and/or expected to sleep alone it goes against everything humans have always done.
Answer by Gailll at 9:52 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
Answer by PrettyMommy235 at 9:54 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
Answer by amileegirl at 10:41 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
Answer by bandgeek521 at 10:43 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
Answer by amileegirl at 10:44 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
I agree that baths before bed can be stimulating and stuff like J & J can keep baby awake because of the smell or the irritating effect on the skin. Babies only need baths once or twice a week.
It's never to late to breastfeed. Adoptive mothers breastfeed their babies. When you can't breastfeed and thus can't co-sleep it can be really difficult.
Answer by Gailll at 11:21 PM on Aug. 29, 2010