Why Do Babies Cry at Night? The Answer Might Surprise You
Your child may not just be hungry in the middle of the night, they have a plan…A DEVIOUS PLAN…To do whatever is necessary to stop you from having another child!
Researchers at Harvard University say babies are programmed to monopolise their mother’s attention – and making parents too tired for a romantic night together. Breastfeeding at night also extends a mother’s post-birth infertility, further preventing future brothers and sisters.
The study’s lead author, Professor David Haig says, in areas where resources are scarce, babies fare better when there is a longer interval between siblings. He says, natural selection would have preserved the sleeping behaviors of babies who benefited from the delay of the next birth.