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Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Linda J. Smith, and Teresa Pitman - The La Leche League International essential sleep guide.


It’s 4 a.m. You’ve nursed your baby five times throughout the night. You’re beyond exhausted. But where can you breastfeed safely when you might fall asleep? You’ve heard that your bed is dangerous for babies. Or is it? Is there a way to reduce the risk? Does life really have to be this hard? No, it doesn’t.


Full of mother-wisdom, reassurance, and support, Sweet Sleep is a comprehensive how-to guide for making sane and safe decisions on how and where your family sleeps, backed by the latest research in pediatric care. This invaluable resource will help you:

  • Sleep better tonight in under ten minutes with the Quick Start Guide – and sleep safer every night with the Safe Sleep Seven checklist.
  • Sort out the facts and fictions of bedsharing and SIDS.
  • Learn about normal sleep at every age and stage, from newborn to new parent.
  • Direct your baby toward longer sleep when he’s ready.
  • Tailor your approach to your baby’s temperament.
  • Uncover the hidden costs of sleep training and “cry it out” techniques.
  • Navigate naps at home and daycare.
  • Handle concerns from family, friends, and physicians.
  • Enjoy stories and tips from parents like you.
  • Make the soundest sleep decisions for your family and your life.

This is the first and most complete book for making sane and safe decisions on how and

where your family sleeps, backed by the latest research—truly a helpful guide for families that may revolutionize our contemporary conversation about nights and naps.


Sweet Sleep explains how and why many breastfeeding mothers can bedshare responsibly. The heart of the book is the “Safe Sleep Seven” – seven criteria that create that level of safety. These clear criteria will offer reassurance to many mothers and give all mothers a way to evaluate the risk in their own situation.


Preparing her bed for bedsharing – whether she plans to bedshare or not – is a mother’s first childproofing job because sleep happens, starting on Night One.

Sweet Sleep - La Leche League International

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