Yes, I Breastfeed My Baby To Sleep

Photography: Poppy Peterson | www.poppypeterson.com.au

By Louise, aka Mama Bean

You know what I just don’t understand? Anyone who has a problem with “feeding to sleep”.

I went without wine for 9 months, pushed a human out of my vagina and somehow figured out how to get Big Sister to school ON TIME while simultaneously managing diaper blow outs and cluster feeding. These precious minutes of sleepy feeding are literally gold dust…they allow me to slow down, to connect, to breathe.

Why oh why anybody would have an issue with this gift from above is beyond me.

These precious minutes of sleepy feeding are literally gold dust…they allow me to slow down, to connect, to breathe.

We’ve all heard it, right? The torrent of opinions that encircles this particular aspect of mothering…

“You’re making a rod for your own back!”

“He’ll never learn to self-soothe!”

“You’re creating an unhealthy sleep association!”

An unhealthy sleep association? Really? There have been studies proving that sleeping with somebody you love literally lengthens a person’s life. Because what could be better than falling asleep, safe and secure, in the arms of the one who loves you most in the world?

See next page for the rest…

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