Sleep loss for parents during the newborn period is always a subject that comes up at consults. I was going to write an article on breastfeeding and sleeping through the night, but then came across this one by IBCLC and nurse Andrea Tran. It is well-written, well-referenced and succinct. Hard to improve on that! This article is a good guideline for transitioning into longer sleep periods after about 3 months of age. Every dyad is different, however, so milk supply, engorgement risks, and weight gain for baby deserve a personalized discussion if you have questions.
On sleeping through the night
Updated: May 2, 2022