In the baby sleep world, it often seems as though sleep training and breastfeeding can’t coexist. And because of this narrative, many breastfeeding mothers will opt to not sleep train, thinking that it’s not a possibility for them.
Or, she’ll give up breastfeeding, thinking that in order for her child to get more sleep each night, she needs to give formula.
While every family can make the decision that feels best to them, if a family does want to sleep train and breastfeed, I want you to know it is possible.
And it’s also possible to maintain a milk supply while sleep training.
To help you navigate the best of both worlds, I sat down with Kimberleigh Weiss-Lewit, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, to bring you all the answers.