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How to feed your baby in the Middle of the Night

Keep those middle of the night feeds….BORING!

As cute as your baby is, the middle of the night is not the time to kiss toes, make kissy faces, or do anything to get your sweet little baby riled up.  How do you feed your baby in the middle of the night? Make the middle of the night feed, boring with little or no interaction. The middle of the night feed should be like this: 1) stutter into room (hey you were sleeping too), 2) pick baby up 3) feed 4) put down. Repeat as necessary. Make sure that you keep the bright lights at bay – turn on a light outside the room if you need a little guidance.

As tempting as it is, I don’t suggest using your smart phone in the middle of the night since the bright light can interfere with your baby’s ability to fall back asleep easily. Reading Sleep Baby Love on Facebook can wait until morning 

Susie Parker is founder of Sleep Baby Love and a Certified Infant and Child Sleep Consultant through the Family Sleep Institute. When Susie's not ridding the world of sleepless families, she loves spending time with her two girls that have given her a ton of real world sleep experience head on.

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