Postpartum sleep and breastfeeding support should also go hand in hand. Sleep consultants specialize in helping families with whatever stage of child sleep support they are looking for. I always strive to give tips for improving outcomes in the community and ancillary services that can be added to midwifery practices for increased profitability.
Pediatric sleep consultants are in growing demand, and midwives can definitely add this amazing profession to their skillset or referral basis in the community! Below are some of the benefits of a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant:
The amount of information there is about baby sleep can differ and can often be overwhelming to clients. They may be spending countless hours reading information about baby sleep on the Internet, reading sleep books, or speaking to friends and family members. Sleep consultants will help assess the baby’s behavior and temperament, analyze sleep patterns and environments, and provide expert, unbiased feedback.
Furthermore, sleep consultants understand and respect parent’s comfort levels and parenting styles, therefore providing them with a customized client experience. Upon assessment, a sleep consultant will create a sleep plan and recommend techniques and methods to guide the mother and baby to create healthy sleep habits.
- The Best for Mother and Her Child
Sleep helps babies grow and mothers stay sane! Sleep helps the body rejuvenate lost cells, allows for proper brain development, and stimulates growth. Studies have shown that babies who sleep well throughout the night have higher cognitive scores and increased academic success. Also, mothers get great benefits from getting more restful sleep, including a reduced risk of infection, improved bonding, and a lower risk of mental health conditions like postpartum depression!
- Restful Sleep for The Entire Family
A pediatric sleep consultant will help you guide your baby to become independent sleepers for naps and night sleep. If your baby often has short naps and wakes frequently in the middle of the night, independent sleep skills will teach them to consolidate their sleep cycles and sleep long stretches (up to 12 hours straight when they no longer require night feeds!).
A pediatric sleep consultant will resolve the child’s sleep challenges, and the family can quickly get better sleep patterns in place. Parents will no longer feel sleep-deprived and will better understand what their baby’s needs are. Parents will gain the knowledge behind the science of sleep and be provided with resources to help them through any bumps down the road. The benefits of good-quality sleep for the baby are endless! It is never too early or too late to create good sleep habits for the entire family. A pediatric sleep consultant will ensure the baby is well-rested, which will ease the difficulties and challenges of parenting.
Have you considered becoming a sleep consultant to help out clients with your midwifery practice or just adding someone on the team as an amazing ancillary service to support this growing need? Sleep consultants are great for midwives and their clients who want to breastfeed babies to go to sleep naturally on their own in timelines. There are so many benefits to sleep consultants and getting one trained on your midwifery team today!
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Highly recommended pediatric sleep consultation certification: