Your Baby's Sleep: Answers to Your 8 Most-Asked Questions

7. Does your baby really need night feedings?
Many babies do get a good portion of their nutrition from nighttime feeds. If your baby is over six weeks of age and is healthy and gaining weight well it's not necessary to wake your baby for nighttime feeds. Learn more.

8. I'm thinking of the family bed? How can I be sure it's right for me?
If you're considering the family bed, you're not alone. Surveys show that 25 to 30 percent of American parents sleep with their children for all or part of the night -- though many are "closet family bedders." Sharing sleep with your baby can make nighttimes easier for you and your partner. Many parents feel they get more sleep, breastfeeding is easier for moms and many believe your child benefits from the closeness. The most important thing to remember, is to consider your choices, become as informed as is possible and then, do what works best for you and your family. Learn more.

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