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Other than nursing, how can I get my baby to sleep?

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Dr. Wei-shin Lai
Family Medicine
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In brief: Rocking, walking

There is no magic solution unfortunately.
Rocking, carrying your baby while walking around, baby riding in a car or stroller, and using a pacifier are all helpful. Some people say to let the baby cry it out, but i don't recommend it in the first 2-3 months. Your baby needs to nurse every few hours. The attachment parenting people promote nursing to sleep, so it's okay, but it's tiring for you.

In brief: Rocking, walking

There is no magic solution unfortunately.
Rocking, carrying your baby while walking around, baby riding in a car or stroller, and using a pacifier are all helpful. Some people say to let the baby cry it out, but i don't recommend it in the first 2-3 months. Your baby needs to nurse every few hours. The attachment parenting people promote nursing to sleep, so it's okay, but it's tiring for you.
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Dr. Janesta Noland
Pediatrics
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In brief: Bedtime routine

Create a bedtime routine that you can do regularly and with consistency both around timing and activities.
Let the routine become baby's sleep association rather than nursing. If baby develops a sleep association with nursing, he will think he needs that to fall asleep. Try a song, rocking, soothing noises and place him in bed sleepy but awake. Let him do the rest.

In brief: Bedtime routine

Create a bedtime routine that you can do regularly and with consistency both around timing and activities.
Let the routine become baby's sleep association rather than nursing. If baby develops a sleep association with nursing, he will think he needs that to fall asleep. Try a song, rocking, soothing noises and place him in bed sleepy but awake. Let him do the rest.
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