Breastfeeding in bed is that bad or good?

Tiffany - posted on 07/20/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Well my son is 8 weeks and will not sleep in his bassinet and I wanted him with me so he sleeps in bed next to me and its easier to breast feed in the wee hours of the morning that way. Although I'm thinking its just the bassinet cause when he stretches he hits the plastic fabric and it scares him awake. He will sleep on my bed by himself for hours, in his real crib, on the floor, in the swing, ect... so I don't see him ONLY sleeping in my bed. My worries are can it become a problem? I am moving his real crib into my room instead of his (he'd be in the room with his sister who is 4 and I don't want to wake her up) and plan on sleeping him in there instead of the bed. (I'm making hubby move it tonight) What can I do to keep him used to sleeping anywhere? He is much more of a cuddler than my daughter. When she was this old she couldn't sleep if anyone was touching her so she slept in her own bed from day one. She was also bottle fed from the beginning. Could it maybe be he is cold at night? The air conditioner does drop the temp a lot in our apartment but it can't be helped. Thoughts?

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Jo-Anne - posted on 07/20/2012

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Tiffany, I enjoyed having all my nursing babies in bed with me too. Now they are teenagers and none of them sleep in my bed unless they fall asleep watching a movie with me. They all leave when they are ready. I think that babies who sleep and cuddle and nurse with their mamas are pretty adaptable; we used to be able to sleep more easily in sleeping bags when camping, in hotels etc. than a lot of families. So I would say to keep doing whatever feels right for you, your baby and your family. (It's also totally normal for your second baby to be different from your first in one way or another... no worries; meet whatever need you see!)
J.

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