The best feeding and sleep schedule for babies

Jennifer Davidson, RN, BSC, IBCLC helps you make the best schedule for sleeping and feeding for you baby. Watch as she explains the great ways to help your baby grow and develop.
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The best feeding and sleep schedule for babies

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I always like to encourage moms to really trust and watch their babies. The best way to do that is to not put them on a schedule, but to watch their babies and get to know them and their cues for when they are hungry. Follow the instincts of the mom to follow the baby's response to hunger, which they will learn as they watch their baby. To break that and to put them on a schedule, makes them nervous. If they are measuring; and they are watching clocks; and making the baby eat when they are not hungry, maybe making the baby wait when they are hungry. All of these are counterintuitive to a natural experience. There are some moms who feel much more comfortable following schedules. In which case, I say, go ahead, but be very careful because babies do get hungry when they are going through a growth spurt. In which case, it's real important to pay attention to the baby's cues.

Jennifer Davidson, RN, BSC, IBCLC helps you make the best schedule for sleeping and feeding for you baby. Watch as she explains the great ways to help your baby grow and develop.

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Jennifer Davidson, RN, BSC, IBCLC

RN & Lactation Consultant

Jennifer Davidson, RN, BSN, IBCLC, earned her AA degree in early childhood education and taught preschool for two years. She returned to college and received a bachelor's degree in Nursing. After completing school, she worked as a pediatric nurse at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles for ten years. During this time she got married and gave birth to a beautiful son who changed her life. Jennifer realized she did not want to return to the same long hours that would take her away from her family. When Jennifer was offered a part-time job as an RN at the progressive pediatric office of Dr. Jay Gordon and Linda Nussbaum in Santa Monica, she accepted it and has been there for 18 years.

Somewhere after birthing and nursing another wonderful son, Jennifer discovered a new passion and began helping other mothers with breastfeeding problems. She completed the extensive training to become a lactation consultant and for the last eight years has been the breastfeeding specialist in the pediatric office. Jennifer has the wonderful opportunity of following women from their pregnancy throughout their breastfeeding journey. She is able to intimately know the women and their stories. Most important, Jennifer learns with the women how best to draw out their own knowledge in creating a successful breastfeeding experience. Repeatedly she has found that helping a woman trust her own instincts builds the most confidence and leads to the most success.

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