PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

How can you separate your baby's eating time from sleeping time?

ANSWER

After the first month, you don’t want to let your baby fall asleep while you’re feeding or rocking her, because you want her to figure out how to put herself to sleep. If she goes to sleep and keeps sleeping when you’re feeding her, stop and put her to bed.

Some parents try to push more formula, breast milk, or baby food to try to make a baby sleep on schedule or sleep longer. This isn’t good for your baby.

Note: Never prop a baby bottle in your infant's mouth when you put her to bed.

SOURCES:

Stanford University Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

Parker, S., Zuckerman, B., and Augustyn, M. (eds). , Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2005. Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: A Handbook for Primary Care

Jennifer Shu, MD, an Atlanta pediatrician, medical editor of HealthyChildren.org, and co-author of Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Stanford University Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

Parker, S., Zuckerman, B., and Augustyn, M. (eds). , Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2005. Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: A Handbook for Primary Care

Jennifer Shu, MD, an Atlanta pediatrician, medical editor of HealthyChildren.org, and co-author of Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 19, 2019

NEXT QUESTION:

When should I stop waking my baby at night for feedings?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.