Breastfeeding Toddler Update + How to Deal With the 15 Month Sleep Regression

I’m not gonna lie, this month has been tough. I try not to pay much attention to all the hype around “leaps” and “regressions.” Why? Because I don’t want the expectation that my baby is going to be fussy and have multiple night wakings just because he is “x” months old. Expecting night wakings and expecting extra clinginess ensures that it will actually happen because as the time ticks away we wait nervously and anxiously for the regression to start. Our baby senses our anxiety, which in turn gives them anxiety. Thus, a regression or leap or sleep suck or whatever the heck you want to call it.

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Solidarity for Moms Who Say NO to Cry-it-Out

You are not alone. It’s okay that your baby doesn’t self soothe. It’s okay that your baby isn’t independent. It’s okay that your baby needs you to fall asleep and even to stay asleep. It is okay to say NO to cry-it-out.

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5 Reasons I Said NO To Sleep Training

My baby is 13-months-old and still does not sleep through the night. Some nights he wakes up only once or twice, other nights he wakes up about 50 bazillion times. Yes, I am tired – SO tired. But who isn’t tired? I don’t think I’ve ever talked to another parent, or another working adult for […]

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Breastfeeding Month 11: Sleepy Snuggles

I started writing this post last night, as I lay on my side in bed with my little dumpling snuggled up in the crook of my arm, and firmly latched onto my boob. My free hand was strategically trying to keep hold of my phone, while tapping out a post with one thumb. I quickly realized that this was not only a bad idea because of how uncomfortable it was, but also because the phone almost slipped out of my hand and onto my baby’s head.

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