Infant sleep and maternal caffeine consumption
One of the first rewards for new mothers is to have their baby sleep through the night, or at least for a significant proportion of it.
Young babies take weeks to months to establish a consolidated nighttime sleep, and when they do the sense of relief that mothers’ experience is obvious. Poor sleep may affect the resilience of the mother, her mood and capacity to manage often challenging times, especially for first time mothers.
A higher prevalence of night waking is associated with being male, more daytime naps, exclusive breastfeeding, bed