Sleep, and everything regarding sleep (or the lack of it), is always a popular topic in women’s health discussions.

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA

Sleep is one of the key challenges for mothers and babies in the first year postpartum. Where should the baby sleep? When should a baby be sleeping through the night? Should mothers let their babies just cry it out? Everyone seems to have opinions about what mothers should do. And much of this advice is contradictory. Mothers are often confused. With that in mind, we want to provide information that is evidence-based so that mothers, and professionals who work with them, can make decisions with confidence. March is National Sleep Awareness Month, so with that, we will be sharing some of the great resources that are available on mother-infant sleep. We hope that you find these materials useful.


On Women’s Health Today, we have blogged lots about sleep issues and topics relating in various ways to sleep. Here is a list in case you have missed any of them.

3 Ways to Cope with Sleep Deprivation

Answers to 5 Common Questions about Baby’s Sleep