Infant Sleep 101 for Medical Professionals

Infant Sleep 101 for Medical Professionals

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5 Presentations | 1 hour 30 mins
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Description

Infant Sleep 101 aims to normalize normal infant sleep. Using current research on attachment theory, safe sleep, and mother/infant sleep biology, we step away from cultural and historical influence and look at infant sleep from the lens of the baby. Medical professionals, especially naturopathic doctors, are well-suited to educate and inform patients of normal infant sleep before babies arrive and challenge the heavily parent-centered approaches to infant sleep that are persistent in North American society. Postnatally, there are many tools in the naturopathic toolkit that can support the health and well-being of parents while they are attending to their infant’s night needs.

Learning Objectives

  • Appreciate how history and culture influence expectations of infant sleep norms and needs
  • Understand the basic approaches within popular sleep training methods including their pros and cons
  • Understand the basics of attachment theory as a foundation for responding to infants and their sleep needs
  • Understand the biological norms related to infant sleep, sleep cycles, the benefits of night waking and why trying to enforce strict sleep training doesn’t work for many infants
  • Understand common definitions related to sleep including bed-sharing, co-sleeping, breast-sleeping, SIDS and SUID
  • Identify measures that parents can take to ensure a safe sleep environment which should be communicated to all pre-natal and post-natal patients
  • Appreciate how there are times in the first year of a baby’s life where sleep may feel more challenging and times when it may feel less challenging
  • Understand your role as a health care provider
  • Identify supportive measures for parents to help them manage their own sleep needs while they are supporting their infant’s biological needs at night
  • Appreciate the benefits of having your patients work with a Sleep Educator

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