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April 17th, 2008, 07:36 AM
Spacey Stacy's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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do you think babies who are breastfed sleep better then babies who get breast milk from a bottle?


I was pumping into a bottle until recently and now I'm full on breast feeding him, but the last several days he has been taking 2 hour naps compared to his 30 to 40 minute naps and I was wondering if it had to do with me breast feeding him.
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April 17th, 2008, 07:57 AM
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It might be. Drinking directly from the breast he's able to get more of the fatty hind milk then with it pumped. Or he could have just gotten through some developmental/physical milestones and now is sleeping better for it.
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April 17th, 2008, 08:33 AM
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It's possible, I know when we nurse, our bodies release a chemical (or hormone) that causes both mom and baby to feel sleepy. I'm not sure, but maybe the baby doesn't get that from pumped breastmilk.
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April 17th, 2008, 09:21 AM
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plus he may just be more content this way. How sweet!
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