i asked this earlier but from the answers i got, clearly some people misunderstood what i was asking. :)
i already know the signs that my son is sleepy and ready for bed. he gets fussy, or slows down and stares a lot, and rubs his eyes. when he starts doing those things, i start his bedtime routine (dinner, bath, soft music, then nursing, etc).
my question isn't how to tell when he's sleepy, but how to recognize when he's drowsy but not yet actually asleep when i'm nursing him. he gets so relaxed when nursing, it's hard for me to pinpoint the right time to stop. for moms who nurse their babies down, but not all the way, so that their babies "cross the finish line" on their own...how do you do it? when do you take the nipple out, and do you lay them right down in their crib?
Answer by AmiJanell at 2:24 AM on Dec. 16, 2008
Answer by angelairelan at 8:31 AM on Dec. 16, 2008
I guess my other answer wasn't the right one. ;-) I always nurse my son till he "falls" off the breast. So I just let him keep going till he releases himself. Sometimes he's already asleep sometimes he is still slightly awake. Sorry I couldn't be more help.
Answer by Navymama at 9:32 AM on Dec. 16, 2008
Answer by kboney29 at 9:35 AM on Dec. 16, 2008