Dr. Pamela Smith, ND 

Dr. Pam has a family practice at The Nest Family Wellness Centre which offers naturopathic and midwifery care. She combines science-based natural medicine with conventional medical therapeutics. Learn more about Dr. Pam and the services offered by her clinic here, or book an appointment at www.drpamelasmith.com.

Check out the latest Ask Dr Pam Q&A and posts by topic below as well as her health and wellness posts.

Ask Dr Pam   

How early can I put my baby on a sleep program?


Determining what age to put your infant on a sleep program is highly individual. There is research showing that putting newborns on a schedule right from birth provided parent’s with more uninterrupted sleep, less stress generally, and more confidence when responding to their infants at night. See this blog post for more details. Always consult your healthcare practitioner to discuss the sleep program you have in mind and to ensure your baby is a good candidate for that program. Some circumstances may include: low birth weight, weight loss, low immunity, premature birth, or other health concerns. 

See this blog post for more information about when it is appropriate to start sleep training with your baby.

The Calmmother feeding and sleep guide is available here.