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#1 of 3 Old 09-15-2010, 07:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
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The Rockford Register Star has recently run a series of articles critical of co-sleeping. Apparently, 4 infants have died in as many months due to "co-sleeping." The articles aren't specific on whether these deaths were related to suffocation, SIDS, or other causes. They did state that they were due to co-sleeping, however. In addition, all three hospitals attended a "talk" given by an anti-co-sleeping advocate. This basically will ensure the nurses at the hospital you deliver at in Rockford will not allow you to "sleep-in" with your baby. Pediatricians affilated with the three hospitals in town will also probably begin actively discouraging co-sleeping. If you live in the Rockford area, I would love to hear from you. I would like to organize some kind of response to these attacks.

Link to Rockford Register Star articles:

http://www.rrstar.com/healthyrockfor...ep-for-infants

http://www.rrstar.com/healthyrockfor...ling-in-region
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That's terrible. The nurses at RMH kept trying to make me put my LO in the crib thing when we were in there, but I coslept with her in the room. Co-sleeping suffocation is so rare, I bet there's something else behind those deaths as well such as intoxication or SIDS. I hate that they're blaming co-sleeping!

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You can find tons of great info on why it is unsafe for babies to sleep alone here... http://www.nd.edu/~jmckenn1/lab/index.html

And this is a good news story - plus close to home... http://www.fox6now.com/news/witi-100...,7099533.story

I hope those links work!

Jennifer :, blessed wife to 4/00 and joyful mother of 6/03, 2/06 and 3/10.
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