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Breastfeed to Sleep

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder, breastfeeding her baby to sleep

Breastfeeding your child to sleep is not a bad habit, it will not create sleep problems and it is not spoiling your baby. You are providing a normal and natural way for your child to go to sleep. The suckling motion of nursing relaxes and soothes your child to sleep. Yes, I said “child” because this is not just for babies. Breastfeeding is far from just food. It’s one of those powers that makes you a super hero.

Breastfeeding While Sick

Exley was sick all day yesterday. It was so sad to see him throwing up, getting so thirsty and not be able to keep even a tiny sip of water down. He of course didn’t understand it when I tried to explain that he needed to give his stomach a rest. He was just so thirsty he wanted to drink the water! Then it just came back out. He didn’t breastfeed much yesterday. Today he is feeling better. Eating and drinking and nursing more. And having an impromptu boob nap. It is safe to breastfeed your child when they are sick (and when you are sick). Your breastmilk provides them important antibodies to fight the illness.

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder, breastfeeding son to sleep.