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Sleep Regression? Nope...

Last week he would happily fall asleep beside me on the bed for naps. Then I could ninja roll away...

This week, he just wants to sleep in my arms (or face-down on top of me!)

"Regression?" Nope. Just a different week with a baby whose brain is growing and wiring up faster than you can imagine. His needs have changed. And they will change again. That's okay...

One of the most important things you can do as a parent is adapt - adapt and be flexible to your baby's changing needs... What your baby needed from you yesterday, last week, last month... he may not need from you now. He might have nodded off happily in his cot last week. This week he might need to be rocked.

He might have slept in 4 hour blocks at night last week. This week, you might be lucky to get 2 hours.

What will next week bring? You won't know until you get there. But make sure that when you do, you find out what he needs today and meet him there... It's not a regression. It's just a normal progression.

Georgina Dowden is a mother, midwife and lactation consultant (IBCLC).

In her day to day life, she looks after her two beautiful children and also supports other families on their parenting journey.

If you would like to get in touch for breastfeeding or sleep/settling support, please email:

Skype/FaceTime consultations available OR home visits if you live in the Northern Rivers of NSW.

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