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Infant Sleep Features

Updated November 2016 Professor Helen Ball, Parent-Infant Sleep Lab, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, UK Photo: Belle Verdiglione   Infant sleep: sleep development Infant sleep is different than that of adults. Babies don’t sleep all night, fall asleep differently, and have shorter sleep cycles. Helen Ball looks at how breastfeeding and bedsharing relate. “Is she a good baby?” is a question commonly posed to new mothers and...

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Rob Mank Features

Professor Helen Ball, Parent-Infant Sleep Lab, Anthropology, Durham University, UK Photos: Rob Mank Photography Putting bedsharing babies in the picture In February 2015 an editorial published in the British Medical Journal (the BMJ) responded to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidance on co-sleeping and SIDS issued shortly before. While the editorial itself was uncontroversial, the same could not be said for the photo chosen to illustrate the piece,...

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Jess Rhea Mothers' Stories

Jess Rhea, Calverley, Leeds, Yorkshire, UK Photo: Jess Rhea   Great start Breastfeeding was always something I’d planned on doing, yet it’s not something I’d given much thought to before Lola arrived. I had heard from others that it might not be easy and “some people just can’t do it,” but in my mind I was going to breastfeed and that was that. I wanted...

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Nighttime Parenting: Baths, Boobies, & Bedsharing Mothers' Stories

Lisa Upton, Melbourne, Australia   Nighttime parenting is probably one of the most talked about aspects of motherhood. When scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed as I breastfeed my two-year-old to sleep, I see numerous cries for help from tired mothers.   “How do I get my eight-week-old to sleep through the night?” “How do I get Mr. 18 Months to stay in bed?” “Why is...

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Weaver Features

Updated November 2016 Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Linda J. Smith, Teresa Pitman Photo: Weaver by Lisa on Location Photography   Excerpted from Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family, Chapter 2: The Safe Sleep Seven, by Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Linda J. Smith, Teresa Pitman, a La Leche League International book, Ballantine Books, 2014. Wah! Wah! Wah! Drag yourself out of your...

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Nursing My Baby to Sleep Mothers' Stories

Rosemarie, Rugby, UK Rosemary & Caitlin by Lisa Scott Photography   Nursing my baby to sleep makes my nights easier.  I breastfed my first daughter, Hannah, and Caitlin is my second baby. Breastfeeding Caitlin has enabled me to continue being an active mother for Hannah. When Caitlin wakes up for a feed in the middle of the night, all I need do is put her...

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