Studies have found that a breastfeeding mother gets MORE sleep than non-breastfeeding mothers.
On average the parents of a breastfed infant received
40-45 minutes more sleep per night on average during the first 3 months of their child’s life.
Over a 3 month period that adds up to a LOT more sleep.
The study also found that the extra sleep is very important for the mothers overall health, and helps to reduce her risk of postnatal depression.
Breastfeeding increases sleep duration of new parents