Ashley - posted on 06/13/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
Hello, my son was born on March 18th. He has reflux and horrible gas symptoms. He is taking medicine and gets special formula along with breastmilk.
Usually a baby with these issues prefers to sleep on their back while elevated to help with the reflux. However, my baby boy decided to sleep on his tummy. He must take after me since that is my prefered position to sleep.
We at first thought he didn't like our room or his bassinet since he would only sleep on our chests. My husband and I were sleeping in the living room.
One day I put him in his bassinet so I could use the restroom, and I so happened to put him on his tummy. Wouldn't you know it, he fell asleep immediately and took an hour nap. Now he sleeps 8-9 hours through the night. My husband is worried about it because of SIDS. I talked to the pediatrician and was told it is fine as long as there are no toys or blankets in the bed (like I'd do that anyways). And family members tell me that before "it was proven" SIDS decreased with back sleep, they said the same thing with sleeping on their stomach.
I was just wondering if anyone else has a baby with tummy issues who will only sleep on their stomach?