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    So it just turned out that I am nursing DS to sleep because he falls asleep on the boob, which I really didn't want to. For those who have nursed to sleep, did this cause an issue as baby got older? And any tips on how I can change it so he doesn't fall asleep on the boob?

    It's difficult because I have only recently been feeding 3_4hourly however that has been hard because he gets so distracted when trying to feed that I have to stop n start.

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    Fed all 3 of mine to sleep for a long time. No dramas at all. I really enjoyed it

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    I fed to sleep. BM has sleep inducing properties so there's a strong argument that we're actually meant to feed babies to sleep.

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    DD was always fed to sleep until about 5 months then she liked to be rocked to sleep. DS liked various things including feeding and rocking. Both of them, at about 12 months decided they didn't like rocking and preferred to self settle from then on.

    DD slept through 12-13hrs from 12 weeks too. So feeding/rocking to sleep didn't mean she couldn't resettle herself through the night.

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    Fed both mine to sleep for 12 months, no issues here at all.

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    I wouldn't do it, then again I am usually busy and don't have the patience for spending longer than necessary putting bub to sleep/dealing with night wakings.

    With ds1 I fed to sleep when he was very young (2 monthsish), sat like a stunned mullet for 15 minutes until he was in a deep sleep, transferred him to his cot then wondered why he woke on and off over the next few hours! His sleep improved once I stopped feeding to sleep.

    With ds2 a few times I have accidentally fed to sleep (playing on my phone) and those nights he has woke more frequently.

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    6 bubs fed to sleep here. No issues.

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    I fed DS1 to sleep til he self weaned at 17 months - no issues there.

    DS2 (4 months) won't feed to sleep despite my persistence. So annoying!!

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    I am still feeding my almost 19 month old to sleep every night and during the night. She wakes at least 4 times a night and won't settle unless I feed her.

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