𝙉π™ͺπ™§π™¨π™žπ™£π™œ 𝙩𝙀 π™¨π™‘π™šπ™šπ™₯ π™žπ™¨ 𝙣𝙀𝙩 𝙖 𝙗𝙖𝙙 π™π™–π™—π™žπ™© 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 π™£π™šπ™šπ™™π™¨ 𝙩𝙀 π™—π™š π™—π™§π™€π™ π™šπ™£.

If you can believe it, these words actually came out of someone’s mouth 😱

It won’t surprise you that this golden tidbit πŸ™„came from the sleep trainer we used, during a takeover on an account I follow.

Skipping your sunscreen once isn’t π™™π™–π™£π™œπ™šπ™§π™€π™ͺ𝙨, but it may have undesirable side effects.

Drinking and cutting your own hair isn’t π™™π™–π™£π™œπ™šπ™§π™€π™ͺ𝙨, but it may have undesirable side effects.

Waxing off your eyebrows isn’t π™™π™–π™£π™œπ™šπ™§π™€π™ͺ𝙨, but it may have undesirable side effects.

Those are reasonable sentences. Telling parents that nursing to sleep isn’t dangerous, while implying that it’s still really bad anyway, is just flat out fear mongering.

In case I haven’t been clear enough before, let me really spell it out:

𝙉π™ͺπ™§π™¨π™žπ™£π™œ 𝙩𝙀 π™¨π™‘π™šπ™šπ™₯ π™žπ™¨ 𝙣𝙖𝙩π™ͺ𝙧𝙖𝙑. 𝙉π™ͺπ™§π™¨π™žπ™£π™œ 𝙩𝙀 π™¨π™‘π™šπ™šπ™₯ π™žπ™¨ π™—π™žπ™€π™‘π™€π™œπ™žπ™˜π™–π™‘. 𝙉π™ͺπ™§π™¨π™žπ™£π™œ 𝙩𝙀 π™¨π™‘π™šπ™šπ™₯ π™˜π™–π™£ π™—π™š π™π™šπ™‘π™₯𝙛π™ͺ𝙑. 𝙉π™ͺπ™§π™¨π™žπ™£π™œ 𝙩𝙀 π™¨π™‘π™šπ™šπ™₯ π™žπ™¨ 𝙣𝙀𝙩 𝙖 𝙗𝙖𝙙 π™π™–π™—π™žπ™© 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 π™£π™šπ™šπ™™π™¨ 𝙩𝙀 π™—π™š π™—π™§π™€π™ π™šπ™£.

The only time nursing to sleep will be detrimental is if you’re following a sleep plan that relies on using separation to β€œteach” your child to sleep (which literally isn’t something that can be done), and giving your child the connection they naturally seek will get in the way of that plan.

This is why sleep trainers position nursing to sleep as a bad habit. They would be out of business if they started telling parents that nursing to sleep was okay.

You’re probably thinking, β€œbut 𝘺𝘰𝘢 make money off helping parents sleep better too!” – and you’re right.

But my job is to help formulate plans that help a parent follow their instincts, not fight them. I don’t prey on a parents’ fear of sleep deprivation, I empower parents to make changes that are right for their whole family ❀️

πŸ“£ If you’re comfortable sharing with other parents: what has been the most useful piece of advice you’ve learned from being here with me?

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