- At what rate should you breastfeed your baby?
- Night feeding, often the first abandoned
- Most important ? Accompany your child's rhythm
You have always wanted to breastfeed your baby and today he is here, in your arms, right against your chest, at your breast. For several weeks you have been experiencing your greatest happiness, and yet, everything is not always simple. Between milk surges, nighttime awakenings, staggered feedings and your baby often falling asleep at the breast, breastfeeding is not always a smooth ride and you wouldn't mind a tip or two. Besides, you wonder, when the time comes, how to space out feedings and help your baby sleep longer at night . No exact science here, but a good dose of observation and of patience For accompany your child's rhythm .
At what rate should you breastfeed your baby?
Night feeding, often the first abandoned
We might as well admit it right away, there is no no way to set a certain pace for a baby's feedings . Because the conditions of breastfeeding are specific to each mother/child pair, because different elements can disrupt, modify or change the rhythm and quantity of feedings (seasons, temperatures, location, state of health, lactation level, etc.). ) and also because your baby is growing quickly; the time of feedings, their duration and even the volume of milk absorbed, change regularly.
To space out feedings, promote independent falling asleep
To space out feedings, replace the last evening feeding with a bottle?
Few full nights before the age of 4 to 6 months
Most important ? Accompany your child's rhythm
Often, you have all the keys within you to help your baby . Just listen to yourself and trust your judgment as a mom. And if the situation becomes too complicated, don't hesitate to call your midwife or pediatrician, who will undoubtedly be able to refer you to a baby sleep specialist.