Monday, September 3, 2012

She sleeps with her baby??

Absolutely! Ya know, I've heard all of the risks and opinions but I can honestly say that the benefits out weigh any of the "risks" that I have read about (for my family). I was going to write this post outlining my research but...thats not what this blog is about. This blog is about my life not research..hah!

So...the reasons that I LOOOOVE bedsharing:

Breastfeeding- By being there and anticipating the feeding, I can feed Ella before shes fully awake. I get to feed and tend to Ella right when she needs it. I don't have to worry about getting up, consoling and  getting her situated to feed. Ella loves it and feels close to me all night. It's also helped with my supply.

Day separation- Out of necessity I am a working momma. Being that I am separated from Ella during the day, I am finding that sleeping with my baby at night allows me to reconnect and make up for missed touch time during the day.

Reduces the risk of SIDS-New research indicates that infants who sleep safely nestled next to parents are less likely to succumb to the tragedy of SIDS. 

I sleep better- Did you know that mothers and infants are able to achieve nighttime harmony: babies and mothers get their sleep cycles in sync with one another. 

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