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parenting tips...Now its your
your newborn baby discovers that he's/she`s no longer back in the warmth
and comfort of mum`s womb where he/she has spent the last 8 - 9 months -
and it is really totally different out here! Your baby isn't hearing
your familiar heartbeat, the swooshing of the placental arteries, the
soothing sound of your lungs or the comforting gurgling of your
baby`s in a crib, swaddled in a diaper, a T-shirt, a hat and a blanket. Your baby
has been from arm to arm
wondering how scary this is, and he's not yet become accustomed to the
new noises, lights, sounds and smells. He/she has found one thing
though, and that's his/her voice....and you find that each time you take
your baby off the breast where he comfortably went off to sleep, and put
him in the bassinet - he protests, loudly!
In fact, each time you put
it back on the breast baby nurses for a little bit and then goes to
sleep... parenting tips..This is awesome!As you take it off and put your baby back to bed - it cries again....and
starts rooting around, looking for you. This goes on - seemingly for
hours. A lot of mums are convinced it is because their milk isn't "in"
yet, and the baby is dying of hunger. However, it isn't that, but the
baby's sudden awakening to the fact that the most comforting and
comfortable place for it to be is at the breast. It's the closest to
"home" he can get. It seems that this is pretty universal among babies -
lactation consultants all over the world have noticed the same thing.
What do you do?This is my
parenting tip. When baby goes off to sleep at the breast after a good feed,
break the suction and slide your nipple gently out of his mouth.
Don't move it except to pillow its head more comfortably on your breast.
Don't try and burp your baby - just snuggle with him until he falls into a
deep sleep where he won't be disturbed by being moved. Babies go into a
light sleep state (REM) first, and then cycle in and out of REM and deep
sleep about every half hours or so.
If he wants to go back to breast, that's fine....this is his way of settling
TIP....baby`s hands were his best friends in utero....he could suck his
thumb or his fingers anytime he was the slightest bit disturbed or
uncomfortable. And all of a sudden, he's had them taken away from him
and someone has put mittens on him! He
has no way of soothing himself with those mittens on. Babies
need to touch - to feel - and even its touch on your breast will
increase your oxytocin levels which will help boost your milk supply!
So take the mittens off and loosen its blanket so it can get to its
hands. He might scratch himself, but it will heal very rapidly - after
all,your baby had fingernails when it was inside you, and no one put
mittens on it then! By the way - this might happen every once in a while
at home too. Don't let it throw you - sometimes babies
just need some extra snuggling at the breast.
baby after its six month does not need to be fed at night unless your
pediatrician says the opposite.
Always consult your pediatrician for any doubt you have
because no baby is the same as another and these are only parenting tips to help you
You cannot train a baby to sleep through the
night but you can create the right environment. The room should be quiet,
dimly lit, warm enough but not stuffy. Modern toys and bed options may put
your baby to sleep but you also need a loving routine.
a baby is not very tired
but mum or dad are tired out or have a meeting or need to take an important
call, but these intentions are null if your baby is not sleepy. Now you will
have to arrange your own schedule around the moments your baby sleeps
naturally. If you are breastfeeding, you will find your child dozes off
after the second feeding of the day, but is wide awake for the third. Plan
your free time after your second feeding. One can reason and plan but your
baby can`t when hungry or sleepy.
sleeping all night when they are around five or six months old,
some before. Your baby`s temperament has something to do with it. Some are
more restless and more easily awakened than others. Some babies always
struggle with sleeping, and unfortunately parents become more stressed by
not getting any sleep of their own and transmit it onto their baby.