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Monday, November 19, 2007

FAQ: Burping your Breastfed Baby

A: You do not need to wake a peacefully, sleeping breastfed baby just to burp. If they need to burp, they will on their own. Enjoy the joy that comes from watching your baby fall asleep at your breast without disturbing them.

2 comments:

Catalina said...

Want to hear something funny!? When my daughter was about 2 months, someone from the public something or other came by the house to check on her developmental growth and such. They gave me information and told me that babies can sleep through the night at 4 days old (or was it 4 hours?) and the problem is that mothers need to burp the baby after every nursing/feeding in order for the baby not to be disturbed by gas at night and be aroused from sleep. That's FOOLISHNESS! My daughter is 10 months old and still doesn't sleep through the night, with or without a burping ... and like you said ... it's much more peaceful to leave her sleeping and for my sleep and so sweet to look at too :D

Permission to Mother said...

As you know, babies aren't wired to sleep through the night until 2 or more years old. If they do sleep through the night and it's important to you, consider yourself lucky! Babies grow at night and that must be why they wake up so often at night to breastfeed and get the essential nutriton for maximal neurologic development.

After about 2 1/2 my kids sleep undisturbed. The eleven year old would sleep to ten o'clock if I let him.

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