Having babies is not always about cuddles, sweet baby breath, and adorable little hands, feet, and cheeks. Having newborn infants, for instance, means being ready to adjust to their sleeping and eating habits while going about one’s own regular routine. Unfortunately, a lot of parents fall into the trap of being held captive by their babies – unable to leave their side long enough to finish a chore or rest. Single mother of three Ann Marks developed The Full Feedings Method, a revolutionary approach that allows babies to achieve consistent nighttime sleep without having to sleep-train them or “cry it out.” By achieving consistent nighttime sleep, Ann believes parents are able to go from surviving to thriving in their personal and professional lives.
Parenthood and sleepless nights need not go together, according to Ann. Parents do not have to give up their sleep. They can follow The Full Feedings Method so they can enjoy more full nights of sleep, more predictability, and free time to do other important things. “My method can begin from birth and involves no crying. It also encourages parents to hold and help their babies to sleep, which is good for sleep and mental health,” Ann said.
Ann’s method stems from her personal experience as a mother of three, two of whom are twins. The method teaches the parents to meet the baby’s food and sleep needs age-appropriately and at every age, ensuring that baby is fully fed, never overtired, and not sleeping too much during the day. Managing these three “ingredients” together allowed Ann to achieve consistently nighttime sleep by eight weeks old, without having to “do” anything.
“I honestly just wanted my daughter to sleep so that I could sleep too,” she said. “That was my only goal. I was searching for a method that would get my daughter sleeping through the night as quickly as possible, without compromising her needs at any time or leaving her to ‘cry it out.’ I wanted something flexible and gentle yet effective. I didn’t find what I was looking for, so at the urging of my doula, I decided to create an alternative – a full night of sleep for any parent who wants it, without having to sleep-train their baby.”
Considered a life-changing program that can improve the lives of a lot of parents, especially mothers who have newborns, The Full Feedings Method can be accessed by registering for a monthly subscription-based Online Program. Ann wants to teach parents how to establish and maintain their nighttime sleep and then send them on their way to enjoy life and their baby to the fullest.
On a personal level, Ann admits that she really loves to sleep, and she was not going to allow three very young children to get in the way of her joy. Ann believes mothers ought to unlearn their belief that being a mother to an infant is synonymous with a lack of sleep. Thanks to Ann and The Full Feedings Method, parents can revolutionize the approaches they use.
Ann Marks will one day become an authority when it comes to developing healthy sleeping habits for babies from birth. What many thought was unreachable has actually become a very awe-inspiring possibility for many mothers out there.
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