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How does a Co-Sleeper affect breastfeeding or bottle-feeding routines?

Hi everyone,

I am a new mom and I am very interested in co-sleeping with my baby. However, I am worried about how it might affect my breastfeeding or bottle-feeding routine. I have heard that co-sleeping can make it easier to breastfeed during the night, but I am not sure if this is true. Also, I am not sure if co-sleeping could interfere with a bottle-feeding schedule, if I decide to switch to bottle-feeding in the future.

I would love to hear from other moms who have experience with co-sleeping and how it has affected their feeding routines. Were you able to breastfeed more easily while co-sleeping? Did bottle-feeding become more difficult? Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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iwindler

Hi everyone,

I have been co-sleeping with my baby for the past year, while exclusively breastfeeding her. Co-sleeping has made breastfeeding very convenient for us, especially during the night. My baby is able to nurse while lying next to me, and we both fall back asleep quickly. I know that some mothers may be concerned about the safety of co-sleeping, but with the right precautions, it can be a great way to bond with your baby and make nighttime feedings more manageable.

I haven't had any issues with co-sleeping interfering with my breastfeeding routine, and I think that it has actually helped us establish a better breastfeeding relationship. Co-sleeping has also helped me get more sleep, as I can nurse my baby without getting up or leaving the bed.

In conclusion, I think that co-sleeping can be a great option for breastfeeding moms. If you're considering it, make sure to do your research and follow safe co-sleeping guidelines. Remember that every baby and family is different, so what works for one may not work for another.

abbey10

Hi there!

I have been a mom for 7 years and have co-slept with both of my kids. I didn't breastfeed either of them but I did bottle-feed them both. In my personal experience, co-sleeping didn't really affect our bottle-feeding routine but it did make it easier to handle night feedings.

One thing that I liked about co-sleeping was that I could easily reach over and feed my baby without having to leave the bed. This meant that both of us were able to get more sleep, especially during the early days when babies feed so frequently. One thing to keep in mind is that if you do decide to bottle-feed your baby, you'll want to make sure that the bottle is easily accessible from the bed.

Overall, I think that co-sleeping can work well for both breastfeeding and bottle-feeding moms. It just takes some adjustment to find the right setup that works for you and your baby!

hlangworth

Hi there!

I have been co-sleeping with my baby for the past few months and I can definitely say that it has made breastfeeding much easier during the night. My baby is able to nurse while lying next to me, which means I don't have to get up and move to another room. This has been a lifesaver for me, especially in those early weeks when I was recovering from giving birth.

As for bottle-feeding, I haven't had any issues with co-sleeping interfering with my schedule. I do still feed my baby with a bottle on occasion, and she is able to take the bottle in the same position as breastfeeding while we co-sleep. The only thing to keep in mind is that if you plan to switch to exclusive bottle-feeding, you may need to adjust your co-sleeping setup to make it work. But overall, I've found that co-sleeping has made feeding easier and more convenient for both me and my baby.

pgrady

Hello,

My experience with co-sleeping and bottle feeding has been quite different. I was initially interested in co-sleeping when my baby was born, but I realized early on that it wasn't for me. Instead, I tried bottle feeding and found that it was easier to establish a feeding routine that worked for both me and my baby.

Because I wasn't breastfeeding, I didn't have to worry about my baby latching while lying down. Instead, my baby would sleep in a bassinet next to my bed and I would wake up to feed her with a bottle whenever she woke up. I didn't find that co-sleeping interfered with our bottle-feeding routine, but I can see how it could pose a challenge if you're trying to establish a routine that works for both breastfeeding and bottle-feeding.

In the end, I think that choosing between co-sleeping and bottle feeding is a personal decision that depends on your specific family dynamic and parenting style. Both options have their pros and cons, so you have to decide what works best for you and your baby.

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