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Sweet Sleep Book

By Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Linda J. Smith, and Teresa Pitman | Published by Ballantine Books, a Division of Random House (US) and Pinter and Martin (UK)

Copyright © 2014 by La Leche League International | US and UK Book Release Date: July 29, 2014

SWEET SLEEP is the first and most complete book for making sane and safe decisions on how and where your family sleeps, backed by the latest research—truly a helpful guide for families that may revolutionize our contemporary conversation about nights and naps. Sweet Sleep explains how and why many breastfeeding mothers can bedshare responsibly. The heart of the book is the “Safe Sleep Seven” – seven criteria that create that level of safety. These clear criteria will offer reassurance to many mothers and give all mothers a way to evaluate the risk in their own situation. Preparing her bed for bedsharing – whether she plans to bedshare or not – is a mother’s first childproofing job because sleep happens, starting on Night One.
SWEET SLEEP Addresses:
  • Sleeping better tonight in under ten minutes with the Quick Start Guide

  • Sleeping safer every night with the Safe Sleep Seven criteria for bedsharing

  • Meeting the needs of babies and young children 24/7, with as much sleep and safety as possible

  • The biology and practicalities of breastfeeding, sleep, and early parenting

  • The facts and fictions of bedsharing, SIDS, and suffocation

  • Why and how many breastfeeding mothers can bedshare responsibly

  • The science behind the “never bedshare” campaigns. Who are the campaigns for? Who aren’t they for?

  • A family’s first child-proofing job: preparing their bed in case mother and baby fall asleep in it, whether by plan or by accident, because sleep happens, starting on Night One

  • Normal sleep at every age and stage, from newborn to new parent

  • Gentling babies and children toward longer sleep when they’re ready, tailoring the approach to each baby’s temperament

  • The hidden costs of sleep training and “cry it out” techniques

  • Navigating naps at home and daycare

  • Handling potential criticism from family, friends, and physicians

  • Stories and tips from other parents

  • Making the soundest sleep decisions for each family


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Print Length: 512 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books (July 29, 2014)
Sold by: Random House LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B00I7694OC
ISBN: 9780345518477
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