Breastfeeding your baby to sleep gives them food, comfort and helps them relax. It doesn’t give them ‘bad habits’ and it won’t stop them being able to settle in a different way for other people.
Knowing that breastfeeding helps babies go to sleep, means that it is a normal thing to do. It is certainly quick and convenient if you want your baby to go to sleep so you can eat dinner or go out!
In some families, however, baby doesn’t easily feed to sleep and they need to find other ways to settle them.