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#1 of 5 Old 09-12-2011, 05:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I keep running in to written material that say co-sleeping is not safe. I want to be able to argue against that with some science rather than the adrenalin that surges through me at the time. I just feel angry at the knee-jerk belief that co-sleeping is not safe.

Anyone have some good references that are "pro" co-sleeping?

 

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Check out Dr James McKenna's work http://nd.edu/~jmckenn1/lab/


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British Medical Journal:

 

http://www.bmj.com/content/311/7015/1269.full 

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 there was no significant relation between routine bed sharing and the sudden infant death syndrome 

 

 

Also the following link contains two pages full of studies and highlights:

 

http://thebabybond.com/Cosleeping&SIDS%202005%20Review%20of%20the%20Studies2.html 

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Read Three In A Bed - Deborah Jackson. 

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I think this article is cool http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/sleep-problems/co-sleeping-yes-no-sometimes especially the section under the heading "our experiments" not a scientific study, since they only "experimented" with their own baby, but the results are still interesting!


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