During the first months of life, the baby does not distinguish day from night, sleep and wake up every few hours. Babies have a sleep-wake rhythm called ultradiano every 3 or 4 hours they wake up, eat and go to sleep. Adults follow a rhythm of circadian sleep-wakefulness, which is repeated approximately every 24 hours.
For the 6 months and have established almost all stages of sleep and many babies begin to concentrate sleep at night, making sleep almost all night at a stretch. 30% of babies do not adapt easily to the rhythm of sleep in adults and because of this lack of sleep, the baby will feel nervous and irritable, tired and crying, which causes the parents to sleep and not become frustrated.
Some studies have shown that breast milk varies in the concentration of certain nutrients such as tryptophan, an essential amino acid necessary for the brain segregates serotonin, a brain neurotransmitter that promotes sleep, which is the precursor of serotonin hormone melatonin, which is vital to regulate the daily cycle of wakefulness-sleep.
This shows again that breastfeeding is a great help in the development of our baby and help you sleep at night because the sucking chest relaxes tired and more, has all the nutrients necessary for him Although sleep is an evolutionary process, no doubt breast milk gives tryptophan needed to help get the circadian rhythm.
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