Suffering Through A Sleepless Baby

sleep deprivationIn case you think only moms with postpartum depression have babies who don’t sleep, it was my PPD baby who actually slept like a champ. My second child, with whom I DID NOT have postpartum depression, didn’t sleep through the night until she was 11 months old.

I did an interview with ABC News last week about what it’s like to worry when your baby won’t sleep through the night.  The story is about a new study that finds that a certain amount of allowing your babies to cry is not harmful.

I thought you might want to see it, so here it is:  Parents Can Let Sleepless Babies Cry It Out

About Katherine Stone

is the founder of Postpartum Progress. She has been named a WebMD Health Hero, one of the fiercest women in America by More magazine, and one of the top 20 Social Media Moms by Working Mother magazine. She is a survivor of postpartum OCD.

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  1. Agree. My baby has mostly slept through the night since 6-weeks, and even before that she’d sleep at least 3 hours. It added to my ‘shame’ that I couldn’t cope when my Mom friends were up hourly to nurse and were all smiles.

    As an aside – We don’t really practice cry it out because she doesn’t cry all that often. More reason why I felt like I had to hide my post-partum. I felt like if I had it ‘easy’ then I should feel good.