Benefits of breastfeeding at night
In recent decades, families have developed a certain stereotype of a comfortable child. One of the key points in this image is a continuous night sleep of the baby. That is why a young mother is often asked about whether a child eats at night, and if so, Mom gets a whole list of tips, how to get the crumb to sleep all night and not to interfere with the parents.
In fact, it’s just those parents whose children can sleep 8-10 hours continuously and not ask for breast. For a child up to a year to eat 3-4 times a night more than normal. Being in the abdomen of the mother, the baby was continuously fed with blood flow, so when born, it is not so easy for him to regroup on an adult regime. In addition, breast milk is quickly absorbed, so several times a night the baby needs to refresh.
In cold weather, the frequency of night attachments can increase, as central heating dries very much air, and the baby begins to suffer from thirst.
If the child sleeps continuously 8-10 hours, parents should pay attention to it. For children who are breastfed, this is possible only in the case of deep stressful sleep. Usually the child gets used so to sleep after several times the mother flatly refused to feed at night, that is, ignored the baby’s need.