Co-Sleeping With Your Baby Is Risky

For some new parents, there’s nothing like the feeling of having their baby snuggled next to them in bed to heighten the feeling of closeness. Sharing a bed can also make breastfeeding more convenient. Whatever the reasons, bed sharing (also called co-sleeping) is on the rise. A study reported in JAMA Pediatrics found the percentage of infants sharing their parents’ beds more than doubled between 1993 and 2010. While no one wants to discourage a little snuggling between parents and their baby, bed sharing is a risky practice, says Eve Colson, MD. She’s the study’s author and a professor of…
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