Nursing, the natural sleeping pill July 20, 2010Posted by Judy in parenting.
Tags: breastfeeding, nursing
I’m amazed at how different each nursing experience has been. Now that I’m going in for round three, I’m totally surprised to find out what a sleep inducer it can be. I’ve always known that the milk knocks babies out, but had never experienced that for myself. That is, until now. I’m only on Day 2 of nursing baby #3, but I get violently sleepy, EVERY. TIME I nurse! I’ll be doing fine, then I’ll start nursing, then the after birth pains will kick in (which totally suck, BTW!), then it’s all I can do to keep my eyes open! And then, like 5 minutes after nursing, I’m fine, not sleepy at all! It’s a VERY weird sensation! It remains to be seen whether or not this will continue past the exhausting first few weeks. We’ll see!