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OBS Resources for Breastfeeding & Sleep

Image: a mother sleeping on a bed next to her newborn in side sleeper cot. Text: See our leaflet on normal newborn sleep Image: a baby sleeping on its back. Text: Babies often start waking more at night around 4 mos. What's changed? See our leaflet Slelep At 4 Months Image: a sleeping baby. Text: See our leaflet How to help your baby's sleep. Sleep hygiene is about establishing daily routines & practices that can make sleep more likely to occur

OBS leaflet on Normal newborn sleep (one page summary)

OBS leaflet on Normal newborn sleep (full version)

OBS leaflet on Sleep at 4 months

OBS leaflet on How to help your baby's sleep (6 months or older)

Other resources

Baby Sleep Info Source (BASIS) from Durham University Parent-Infant Sleep Lab. Information about normal infant sleep based upon the latest UK and world-wide research, including downloadable information sheets in several languages.

Caring for your Baby at Night, a guide for parents (UNICEF UK)

La Leche League GB Sleep and the breastfed baby

NHS Helping your baby to sleep

Kellymom Sleeping through the night 

Parenting Science Newborn sleep patterns

BBC Family Tree - The science of healthy baby sleep


Let's talk about your new family's sleep by Lyndsey Hookway (2020)

Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family by La Leche League (2014). Also available in Kindle.

Safe Infant Sleep: Expert answers to your cosleeping questions by James McKenna (2020)

Last updated September 2022

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