Twenty ways to cope with sleep deprivation with a newborn. --- very good advice. EVERY mom with a baby should read!
The Gift of Breastfeeding~Babies are not biologically designed to sleep through the night. Not only is the deep sleep required to sleep through the night actually a recognized factor in SIDS deaths, but babies who sleep through the night are also not nursing to stimulate breastmilk production... [Reprinted from 'Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages' by L.R.Knost available on Amazon] www.littleheartsb... #parenting #breastfeeding
Easy to read yet extensive research information on the benefits co-sleeping or at least room sharing bring to babies and the detrimental effects of forcing them to sleep in a separate room. (SIDS guidelines state babies must be in their parents' rooms for the first year)
Studies show that responding to a baby's needs (not letting a baby "cry it out") has been shown to influence the development of conscience; positive touch affects stress reactivity, impulse control and empathy; free play in nature influences social capacities and aggression; and a set of supportive caregivers (beyond the mother alone) predicts IQ and ego resilience as well as empathy.