Posted November 21, 2018 11:05:33 A new study has found a way to help stop infants crying, but some parents still aren’t convinced it’s worth the risk.
The study, conducted by the University of Sydney and the Australian College of Emergency Physicians, compared infant care plans to a ventilator for breastfed babies.
The researchers also found that nursing mothers and parents who had difficulty breastfeeding babies with their own bodies were more likely to experience sleep problems.
“The most important thing we can do is encourage breastfeeding mothers to use a nursing support device when possible,” Dr Jennifer Fong, a paediatrician at the University’s Children’s Hospital Sydney, said.
“We don’t know what’s happening with breastfeeding at this stage, so the best way to do this is to be there when the baby is born and support him through the birth.”
Dr Fong and her colleagues looked at 4,700 infants, 1,100 of whom had their mothers breastfeed at home.
They found breastfeeding helped babies develop more rapidly and their sleep patterns improved.
“It’s important to be clear about this because it’s important for parents to understand this is not a safe way to breastfeed,” Dr Fong said.
Parents were asked to rate the safety and effectiveness of different nursing plans.
Those that used a nursing device were found to be significantly less likely to report sleep problems than those that didn’t.
There were also many positive changes in breastfeeding and sleep outcomes.
It was found that the use of a ventilated crib or breast-fed crib reduced the risk of sleep disturbances, and that the mothers who used nursing devices had fewer sleep problems overall than those who didn’t use a crib.
Dr Fung said the research showed breastfeeding was the best option for infants and that parents should consider it when choosing a baby’s first nursing plan.
She said parents should also be aware that many babies will be older than the age of five by the time they start to develop.
When it comes to breastfed infants, Dr Fung recommends nursing mothers use a venti-crib to increase the risk their babies’ sleep will be disrupted, as well as using a feeding spoon to assist with breast-feeding.
In addition, she recommends breastfeeding mothers use the same breastfeeding support device every day, regardless of the time of day they’re breastfeeding.
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