Co sleeping and breastfeeding: tips for moms

I always had a child's safety rail on the outside of our bed before we moved our mattress to floor level, then put a pillow between the bed rail and baby when baby was on the outside. The pillow never hurt baby as I didn't use a fluffy one. I also usually kept baby on the outside because my husband wasn't always aware, nor did he sleep in the same sleep cycle and I didn't want him rolling on baby.

I prefer our mattress to be on the floor now, it's just easier.

Co sleeping and breastfeeding worked well for me. I felt I was generally able to sleep ok and could fall back to sleep once I switched baby to the other side. I have no regrets. My babies who co-slept seemed to help my milk supply compared to the ones I did not sleep with all the time (my first two).

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
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***Baby Team Leader Moms.com*** I have been married for over 20 years. My husband and I have eight children ages 18 down to 4 years old. We use to live in Chicago but now live in Canada. I own www.FaithandFamilyReviews.com.