Since it is Breastfeeding Awareness Month, our Wordless Wednesdays are featuring choices that promote the MotherBaby breastfeeding relationship. One of those choices the option to sleep share to promote proximity and skin-to-skin contact. This *is not* a choice for all families...each family needs to do what is right for them. Interestingly, neither Cassandra or I had many pictures of us sleeping with our nurslings, we have lots of photos of our nurslings with their daddies after we roll out of bed!
Coach Bruss liked having our nurslings sleep on his chest - you will see lots of those pictures, too. Once they started rooting around, he knew where to pass them!
I feel that having partner's in close proximity with the nurslings also helps them bond. That in turn makes them more supportive of the breastfeeding relationship. They get to be "inside the circle" as Coach Bruss likes to say, and jealousies about the amount of time that MotherBaby spend together are minimized, if they don't disappear altogether.
For more information about safe sleep sharing, please visit this site:
Safe Co-Sleeping Guidelines
So anyway, not so "wordless" - please leave us a comment and let us know how you made your decisions about sleep sharing in your family.
To see what co-sleeping looks like when you move to the "family bed" phase, visit today's post over at Sweet Pea Families.
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Next week's #WW theme (8/21): Daddy-Nursling bonding time
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