Katie - posted on 07/30/2009 ( 134 moms have responded )
I'm looking for breastfeeding friends who co-sleep with their nursing babies. I find it to be the best thing for my family; I did it with my now 2.5 year old son, and it was great. Now I'm doing it with my 3 month old daughter. It provides comfort for her, allows both of us to get more sleep, and strengthens our bond. I also let her sleep on her stomach, as she seems much more comfortable that way. I refuse to take our society's orders on what you should and should not do with your children. Some of those things I agree with, but others I don't; mother's intuition is powerful, and sometimes we know better than the supposed experts who give the same recommendations for all babies and all families, regardless of any of the various factors that influence our situations and lifestyle choices.
Please note: I am not looking to hear from those of you who are against co-sleeping. I am aware of our society's recommendations that tell us not to do this, and I am aware of the reasons they cite as to why. I respect the decision not to co-sleep; to me though, this is the way families have probably slept for thousands of years, and many still do in other parts of the world. I have made my decision after plenty of research, asking opinions of lots of professionals and parents, and my own trial and error to see what works for us as a family. Hoping to find like-minded mamas out there!