Re: Why no smoking for cosleeping?
|Originally posted by MelissaEvans
I understand the need for soberness, but don't see how smoking affects the baby's safety (obviously not smoking in bed with the baby).
a baby in a smoking environment is more likely to die of SIDS.
It does happen, can happen and had it happen in my world to a doula clients of mine, mama to a 6 month old home birthed breastfed girl that co-slept with mama in a smoking house ( all the time). Died while sleeping, ruled SIDS. Mama did not smoke, but her family did.
3 known contributors to SIDS
Improper sleeping ( on tummy, soft bed, )
Smoking around baby
I think the rationale behind the co-sleeping and SIDS thing is that ( trying to explain the best way I understand it)
a healthy baby with healthy lungs can overcome any small problems with breathing that may crop up momentarily with (unsafe) co-sleeping.
A baby exposed to 2nd hand smoke does not have the healthy lung tissue and therefore the strength to survive any amount of oxygen reduction.