I've been procrastinating changing our bedtime routine. I've been breastfeeding our little one to sleep all along. She's 17 weeks today, and I really need to change things up. I also still swaddle her for overnight. She seems to stay asleep 6-7 hours that way. Naps in the daytime are swaddle free but she'll startle herself awake.
Has anyone else gone this long breastfeeding to sleep and how was the battle to change? How did it go for those that stopped swaddling? Any little pointers that may make our process just a little easier? TIA
I bottle feed to sleep. Don't swaddle though. Basically our routine is bath, book, bottle, bed. She falls asleep in my arms with her bottle.
I don't plan to change this anytime soon. DS grew out of it naturally. We did bedtime milk for a long time with his story, then he would brush his teeth after. I think we stopped the milk before bed when he turned 3. I don't remember how old he was when he started going to sleep by himself, but it was before 2.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.