Coping with Night Feeds

It is normal for your baby to wake at night at least for the first 6 months, sometimes longer, and this may be difficult to cope with when you are tired.

Keep baby close, in their cot next to your bed for the first 6 months.

Respond to early feeding cues.

Keep lights dim and speak softly to avoid stimulating baby too much.

If you are breastfeeding lying down, return your baby to their cot when they have finished. Some mums have suggested setting your mobile phone alarm to ensure you wake and put baby back in their cot.

Speak to your Health Visitor about 'safe sleeping' there is information in your red book.

Your partner can make sure you are comfortable, help to settle your baby, fetch you a drink, breastfeeding can be thirsty work!

Breastfeeding information for parents