Hi there Dr. Bob
I am not sure if this is one of your areas of expertise or not, but since you are a doctor that I trust, I thought I would put it to you. Do you know of any Scientific studies that look at whether extended co-sleeping causes dependency issues?I am trying to finally put to rest the worries tht my husband has about extended co-sleeping. All of the articles we have found 'poo-poo' the dependency question, without citing any hard evidence. He says this means there isn't any. I say it doesn't matter - my maternal instincts find this the most appropriate way of night-parenting our 20 month old. He accepts this as enough reason to keep doing it, but it still doesn't truly mollify him - the slight anxiety continues.
If you know of anywhere I could point him, I would be most grateful.