My baby falls asleep nursing at the breast. How do I get them to stay asleep so I can lay them down?
Our answer features Desiree Allison, IBCLC, RLC at the Arizona Breastfeeding Center. Thank you to her for taking the time to answer our viewer question today!! The contact information is listed at the end of the post if you need her help with other breastfeeding questions:
In other words, “How can I run away from my sleeping baby?”;)
NOTES FROM DESIREE:
Babies like the feel of breast in mouth when they are sleeping. It’s actually okay since good for jaw development. Not so good for our sanity when we really have to go to the bathroom!
When it’s not the early days when we want to try to catch a nap ourselves, gently pull breast out and/or break suction.
Press up under the chin up so that they suck on their own tongue. You might just be able to run away!!
Do you have any tips for laying down a sleepy breastfed baby?
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