It's Not Right or Wrong...

Updated: May 27, 2021

I can’t tell you how many times a client has contacted me to discuss their situation and they say, “I know it’s wrong, but…”. And then they proceed to tell me that the fact that they rock, feed or cuddle to sleep, or even co-sleep, is wrong. But they don’t know how to change it.

I just want to make one thing clear. What you are doing is not wrong. Just because society says it’s wrong, it doesn’t mean that it IS wrong.

I like to explain it this way...It’s either working for you, or it’s not. There is no right or wrong.

If you are okay with feeding to sleep, or rocking to sleep, or you love co-sleeping and it’s working for you, then GREAT!! Keep doing it! But, if you resorted to co-sleeping and this doesn’t work for you and your family, or you spend hours rocking to sleep and you don’t like that, or your child wakes at the end of every sleep cycle to breastfeed back to sleep and you’re NOT okay with that, then of course, it’s time to make a change.

But please don’t do it because your in-laws, parents, or partner say it’s wrong. Always ask yourself, "is it working for me, or not?".

If your situation is no longer working for you, and you need some help to make a shift, I’m here to help you.

Shereen Nielsen

My name is Shereen Nielsen and I am a certified infant and child sleep coach and a Doula, training at the Doula Training Academy. If you would like more information about my services please contact me:

Phone: +61419820474



Instagram: shereennielsen_pregnancyandbeyond

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