Helping baby sleep well
Baby's Sleep Cycles
Types of Infant Sleep
Babies exhibit both Light and Deep Sleep
Light Sleep: baby wiggles, makes sounds,
breathes more irregularly
Deep Sleep: No eye movement, few sounds, body is still
Infants enter Light Sleep before Deep Sleep.
VIDEO: See 2 types of sleep
Responding to Sleep
When baby enters Light Sleep, WAIT. Can she move on own to Deep Sleep?
Consider putting baby down BEFORE Deep Sleep. Baby can practice getting self to Deep Sleep.
Both you and baby may get a better's night sleep.
A Family's Story
Breastfeeding is well established if baby gains 1/2-1 oz. per day & has 3-6 stools.
The composition of your breast milk now changes, causing fewer infant stools
As supply and demand balances out, your breasts may not feel as "full" and "empty" as before.
Learn more about breastfeeding changes