Is it okay if my baby falls asleep on me?

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Is it okay if my baby falls asleep on me?

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It is okay if your baby falls asleep on you when they are in infancy stages. You have to remember that you were pregnant for 40 weeks if you went full term and the baby has been inside of you. Now the baby is out and is not used to be on its own away from you. Also, having an infant lay on mommy, skin to skin, actually helps regulate their systems, their respiratory system, their immune system, their nervous system. Babies sometimes get out of sync with their bodies so when they are next to mommy and they feel the breath of mommy, they feel the heartbeat. It actually can help them get this is what my body is supposed to do. So you don´t need to worry about creating a bad habit from letting your baby lay on you or fall asleep on you. I would not recommend doing this when it is time for you to lay down and rest just for fear of dropping the baby or rolling over on the baby. But if you are awake and you are watching your favorite soap opera or what have you and the baby is peacefully napping on your chest, there is nothing wrong with that. Don´t worry. It is totally fine.

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Andra is a mom of a 15 month-old, a business owner and a doula. In her free time she loves the outdoors. She enjoys camping with her family in their 1985 old-school motor home, listening to her collection of records, swimming, barbequeing, fishing, boating, shooting guns at the firing range, reading, dancing, doing yoga, and playing music (as she is also a musician and actress). She is a tomboy with a girly flare and very much a free spirit. Her daughter is her heart and soul and truly her very best friend, besides her husband. Her family loves to be together, sharing in spontaneous adventures!

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