Babies: Phasing out nighttime feedingsBBabies: Phasing out nighttime feedingsBabies: Phasing out nighttime feedingsEnglishDevelopmentalBaby (1-12 months)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-05-19T04:00:00ZDebbie Stone, RN, IBCLC, RLC;Joyce Touw, BScN, PNC(C), RN, IBCLC, RLC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An overview on how to make nighttime feedings easier on mother and child, and eventually to do away with them completely.</p><p>Typically, newborn babies have one long four to five hour sleep period per 24 hours. This may or may not occur at night. Babies are not born with a "circadian rhythm." The circadian rhythm is when the body knows to sleep at night and stay awake during the day. This rhythm begins at around eight weeks of age. Until then, you should follow your baby’s cues for feeding and sleeping.</p> <p>In general, babies will sleep through the night by six months of age. Night sleeping may occur much sooner for some. Even if your baby sleeps through the night earlier than other babies, illnesses, teething, or separation anxiety may cause your baby’s sleep routine to change.</p><p>Each baby has different feeding and sleeping behaviours. During the first few weeks, most breastfed babies wake up every 2 to 3 hours, day or night, to feed.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Babies are not born knowing that they should sleep at night and be awake during the day.</li> <li>In the early months, allow the baby to decide their own schedule of feedings.</li> <li>Adjust activity and noise levels at feeding time so that there are more during the day, less at night.</li> <li>Mothers’ available milk volume and baby’s feeding behavior determine the number of nighttime feedings.</li> </ul>
Bébés : retrait progressif des tétées nocturnesBBébés : retrait progressif des tétées nocturnesBabies: Phasing out nighttime feedingsFrenchDevelopmentalBaby (1-12 months)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-05-19T04:00:00ZDebbie Stone, RN, IBCLC, RLC;Joyce Touw, BScN, PNC(C), RN, IBCLC, RLC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Un aperçu facile à comprendre sur des moyens de rendre les boires nocturnes plus faciles pour la mère et l'enfant, et ultimement les supprimer.</p><p>Habituellement, les nouveau-nés dormiront en cycle de quatre à cinq heures par 24 heures. Ces cycles peuvent survenir ou non la nuit. Les bébés ne sont pas nés avec un rythme circadien. Le rythme circadien indique au corps qu’il faut dormir la nuit et être éveillé le jour. Ce rythme commence à s’installer environ à la huitième semaine de vie. Jusqu’à cet âge, vous devrez suivre les habitudes de votre bébé pour l'alimentation et le sommeil. </p><p>En général, les bébés dormiront la nuit à partir de l’âge de six mois. Le sommeil nocturne peut cependant survenir beaucoup plus tôt chez certains enfants. Même si votre bébé fait ses nuits beaucoup plus tôt que d’autres, une maladie, la poussée des dents ou l’anxiété de séparation peuvent modifier les habitudes de sommeil du bébé. </p><p>Chaque bébé a des habitudes d'alimentation et de sommeil différentes. Pendant les premières semaines, la plupart des bébés nourris au sein se réveillent toutes les deux à trois heures, le jour comme la nuit, pour se nourrir. </p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>En naissant, les bébés ne savent pas qu’il faut dormir la nuit et être réveillé le jour.</li> <li>Dans les premiers mois, permettez au bébé de décider de ses habitudes de tétée.</li> <li>Ajustez les niveaux d’activité et de bruit au moment de la tétée, pour qu’il y en ait plus le jour et moins la nuit.</li> <li>Le volume de lait de la mère et les comportements alimentaires du bébé déterminent le nombre de tétées nocturnes.</li> </ul>

 

 

Babies: Phasing out nighttime feedings633.000000000000Babies: Phasing out nighttime feedingsBabies: Phasing out nighttime feedingsBEnglishDevelopmentalBaby (1-12 months)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-05-19T04:00:00ZDebbie Stone, RN, IBCLC, RLC;Joyce Touw, BScN, PNC(C), RN, IBCLC, RLC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An overview on how to make nighttime feedings easier on mother and child, and eventually to do away with them completely.</p><p>Typically, newborn babies have one long four to five hour sleep period per 24 hours. This may or may not occur at night. Babies are not born with a "circadian rhythm." The circadian rhythm is when the body knows to sleep at night and stay awake during the day. This rhythm begins at around eight weeks of age. Until then, you should follow your baby’s cues for feeding and sleeping.</p> <p>In general, babies will sleep through the night by six months of age. Night sleeping may occur much sooner for some. Even if your baby sleeps through the night earlier than other babies, illnesses, teething, or separation anxiety may cause your baby’s sleep routine to change.</p><p>Each baby has different feeding and sleeping behaviours. During the first few weeks, most breastfed babies wake up every 2 to 3 hours, day or night, to feed.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Babies are not born knowing that they should sleep at night and be awake during the day.</li> <li>In the early months, allow the baby to decide their own schedule of feedings.</li> <li>Adjust activity and noise levels at feeding time so that there are more during the day, less at night.</li> <li>Mothers’ available milk volume and baby’s feeding behavior determine the number of nighttime feedings.</li> </ul><h2>How often your baby will wake to feed</h2><p>There are two factors that influence how often a baby wakes to feed:</p><ul><li>their mother’s available milk volume</li><li>the feeding behaviour of the baby</li></ul><h3>Available milk volumes</h3><p>Some mothers have greater milk volumes and their babies will tend to feed less often. Other mothers may find that their baby requires more frequent feedings to get the same amount of milk.</p><h3>Feeding behaviours</h3><p>Babies also have their own feeding behaviours. These will dictate the length of the feeding. For example, some babies enjoy a ravenous quick feeding. Other babies enjoy a slow gourmet feed. As breast milk is easier to digest than formula milk, breastfed babies will tend to empty their stomachs faster and wake to feed more often, both night and day. This is normal breastfeeding behaviour.</p><h2>How to help your baby sleep at night</h2><ul><li>If your baby has days and nights mixed up, or sleeps for long periods in the daytime, you can try to wake them after three hours to feed.</li><li>Expose your baby to more light and noise during the day. Dim lights and quiet for nighttime.</li><li>During nighttime feedings, don’t turn on the television. Minimize talking and activity.</li><li>To make nighttime feedings easier, keep your baby close to your bed.</li><li>This “quiet time” will help condition your baby to quietness and encourage sleeping behaviours.</li><li>Make middle of the night feedings quick and quiet, not playtime. During the day provide extra cuddling, play and stimulation time. Some babies will feed more frequently in the evening (called cluster feeding) to try to stock up to sleep through the night.</li><li>Put your baby in a crib while sleepy, to encourage the baby to fall asleep by themselves.</li><li>For an older baby, develop a sleep time routine that starts at the same time each evening (such as bath and bedtime story).</li></ul><h3>Night sleeping</h3><p>Sleeping through the night (for about six hours) may occur as early as one month. For other babies, sleeping through the night may not occur for several months depending on the feeding, comfort, and attachment needs of the baby. To help decrease night feeds as your baby approaches six months, gradually decrease how long you breast feed at each night feeding.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/babies_phasing_out_nighttime_feeding.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/babies_phasing_out_nighttime_feeding.jpgBabies: Phasing out nighttime feedings

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