MYTH SLEEP TRAINING MEANS GETTING RID OF NIGHT FEEDINGS, POTENTIALLY DEPRIVING YOUR CHILD OF FOOD
EPISODE 7 OF THE AFTER THE STORK PODCAST
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In this episode I discuss into the misconception that sleep training means getting rid of all night feedings, potentially depriving a child of food. I also dive into the realistic expectations to set for night feedings and sleep, what to consider when making the decision to keep or remove night feedings, and the steps for how to go about sleep training if keeping night feedings.
Here is a brief look at those steps.
STEP 1: DISCUSS NIGHT FEEDINGS WITH YOUR INFANT'S PEDIATRICIAN
STEP 2: LOG YOUR INFANT'S FEEDINGS FOR 3-5 DAYS
STEP 3: ANALYZE THE LOG TO FIND THREE IMPORTANT PIECES OF INFORMATION
STEP 4: CREATE NIGHT FEEDING GUIDELINES FOR YOUR SLEEP PLAN
If you are someone who is considering the dropping of night feedings, this episode is also valuable for you. But you will want to also listen to the next episode as I discuss how to go about dropping night feedings if your child is ready and you desire to do so.
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