Breast feeding and sleep disorders: Guest Post from 2017 Greater Lansing Baby Fair Sponsor Susan Maples, DDS

24 Apr 2017

Got Milk?

It’s estimated that 25% of kids suffer from some level of sleep disorder.  That’s a big deal considering lack of sleep is associated with a multitude of health concerns: significant behavioral problems, headaches, ADHD diagnosis, and learning disabilities. Also, the growth hormone is formed during sleep, so if your kiddo has disruptive sleep it may influence their overall growth.

With many sleep disorders resulting from a narrowed airway—our eyes turn to a lack of breast suckling as a contributing factor. 

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