Originally Posted by SnoozinSusan
In the book healthy sleep habits happy child he states that it is one of the worst things that you can do.
Actually, he doesn't. (Coincidentally, earlier tonight I looked to see what he had to say about it just out of curiosity.)
He states: "There is nothing wrong with nursing your baby to sleep when there is no sleep problem. Most nursing mothers in my practice do this all the time... Most mothers nurse their babies for soothing and comfort and their babies either fall asleep at the breast or they don't... I think that this intimacy between mother and infant is beautiful and nursing to sleep, in itself, does not cause sleep problems."
I'm not saying I love all of his ideas about sleep, but he definitely does not have a problem with nursing to sleep, or getting up for night feeds when a child is breastfed. Maybe you have an older edition of the book or something? It was revised recently, I think.