• A
  • 6 months ago

Bedsharing=nursing all night?

My 3/mo daughter is 100% breastfed and my husband and I both agreed to bedsharing with her. It’s been super awesome, my anxiety is much better knowing she’s okay through the night. We have been bedsharing for about 1.5months now and recently she’s been ATTACHED to me All Night Long! It’s gotten to the point of her not letting me leave her alone for her naps. I’m wondering if other bedsharing moms have experienced this behavior?
  • M
  • Kamloops, Canada
  • 2 months ago

We were the exact same with all 3 kids. Breastmilk is really bad for their teeth. We learned the hard way. Try introducing a plain water bottle once babies first teeth come in.

  • J
  • Reno, United States
  • 3 months ago

Hi, my LO is 3 months old and we let him sleep In our bed. It’s so easy for me to breastfeed during the night. Used to have him in his bassinet but he wakes up when his arms hit the walls, so it’s just pushed up to the side of the bed for protection. My husband sleeps in the guest bedroom now just because he gets more sleep and we feel more comfortable giving baby a lot of space. I’ve found that having him take naps in his crib in his own room helps. He’s not the best napper but I know this will help when he fully transitions. Also, if baby is a constant stirring he/she may not actually be hungry. Maybe ignore it for a few minutes and see if she/he soothes back to beds. I’ve also been trying to have him take the first portion in his own bed and only sometimes this works. Good luck!

  • J
  • Reno, United States
  • 3 months ago

The constant breastfeeding at night may be needed to stimulate for more production. Either way this phase will pass. I think the whole nap thing will get better as well. We do sometimes nap together for days that I need it. He always sleeps longer when next to me. I have a nanny three days a week and my husband helps the other two. I work half the time from home and I try not to get involved for nap times during the week, just because he wants to soothe eat with me. I think this has helped us have some happy medium between nap times and bed time. I also use a loose swaddle blanket with arms out for nap time and a halo sleep sack to have some sort of different between the two.

  • H
  • Richlands, United States
  • 3 months ago

I coslept mine right after birth to make bfeedin easier at night but never had any issue during the day for nap time. At least not with being attached to the boob but with getting held yeah. Most naps were spent on my chest

  • C
  • Lakewood, United States
  • 3 months ago

Yess! You are not alone. My little guy did this and it was so so hard!!! We tried everything to help the situation. It ended up with a sidecar crib and me on it with him. I was so uncomfortable we moved him into his own room at 5 months. It was hard for us both at first but we both slept better. He had to learn to fall asleep on his own which was rough. Lots of crying from us both. I went in as much as I felt I needed to to make sure he was ok and didn’t need anything. He wouldn’t even take a pacifier. He would sleep 3-4 hr stretches though eight away and we all were happier.

  • E
  • Miami, United States
  • 3 months ago

My Daughter turned 3 two months ago and we have been breasfeeding on demand through the night since she was born. At the beginning of January we decided to put her in her own room and in her own bed and also took away the night boob. Everything is going pretty well because she is old enough that she understands that she is now sleeping in her own room and without the breast. We talk about it and it flows. Once she lets go of the breast concept at night, I don’t mind if she comes back into our bed whenever she wants.

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