When do I sleep?
It’s a good idea for mothers to sleep when their baby sleeps. Mothers may try to defer tasks or give them to someone else to make time to rest. Some mothers think they will get more sleep if they don’t breastfeed, but babies still need to be fed at night and mothers tend to wake when the baby cries, even if someone else is caring for the baby. Besides, breastfeeding can keep mothers and babies healthier, and sick babies often need more care at night. Mothers may find that anxiety and stress are keeping them awake. Breastfeeding can reduce anxiety by removing the need to buy infant formula and by keeping mothers and babies healthy. Some mothers worry they won’t have enough milk if they are not well rested. This is not the case. Mothers may find that this period of limited sleep will soon pass.