When you have a baby, you may feel that you often don't get enough sleep. One of the reasons is kareYou have to breastfeed your little one at night. While it can be exhausting having to get up in the middle of the night to breastfeed, there are important reasons why babies need to be breastfed every night.
Generally, babies feed every 1.5-2.5 hours, both at night and during the day. However, in the early weeks of life, your little one will breastfeed 6-8 times per day with erratic intervals.
1. Babies Need Milk ufor growth
Babies need a lot of milk intake to support their growth, especially when experiencing growth spurts at the age of 2 weeks, 2 months, 4 months, and 6 months. During this growth spurt phase, babies can suckle every 30-60 minutes with a longer feeding duration.
In addition, if your little one is born with a small body, he also needs to be breastfed frequently so that his weight and growth can reach normal. Mothers are recommended to breastfeed their little one every 2 hours, it doesn't even matter if you have to wake him from sleep to feed.
2. Breast milk at night contains more tryptophan
Breast milk (breast milk) at night contains more of an essential amino acid called tryptophan that babies need to grow normally. In addition, tryptophan is in charge of helping the production of the serotonin hormone in the little one's body which is believed to have a positive impact on the baby's sleep quality and stability mood-his.
3. Helps to put the baby to sleep
Don't be surprised if your newborn baby often falls asleep on your mother's chest after a full feed. In fact, breastfeeding a baby is indeed one way to put a baby to sleep. By breastfeeding your little one at night, he can sleep more soundly.
Actually there is no exact number of times a baby should be breastfed at night. Mothers can breastfeed their little one before he goes to sleep and when he suddenly wakes up.
However, there are times when the baby does not want to be breastfed when he wakes up if he is still full. What's more, if he suckles too much during the day. Therefore, if your little one has a habit of getting up at night, try not to breastfeed him too often during the day. As an additional tip, you should avoid bathing the baby immediately after he is fed.
Now, Now you know the benefits of breastfeeding your baby at night, right? So that your mother is always physically fit, take advantage of every free time during the day to rest or sleep while your little one sleeps. Keep the spirit, Mother, in breastfeeding the Little One.