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Here's an article on co-sleeping that ran in the Minneapolis Start Tribune on Sunday.<br><br><a href="http://www.startribune.com/218/story/1141989.html" target="_blank">http://www.startribune.com/218/story/1141989.html</a>
 

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Good article until the last paragraph....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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"Now, I question whether risking a baby's death is the right way to go,"<br><br>
What?? It was a good article until that, like pp said.
 

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Hey, I gotta stick up for my doula (yep!), I try to look at what she said from her point of view. I have not been in the situation where my baby was not breathing. I cannot imagine what that would have been like and I would have been horrified. I have not second-guessed my co-sleeping, but again we have not had any problems or scares (besides the other day when he woke up and ended up on the floor while I was in the shower, luckily it was after we took the bed frame off and the mattress sits on the floor and we put pillows on the floor. He was fine besides being upset). Maybe I would second guess myself if I was in that situation of my baby stopping breathing. However, I do think that co-sleeping may have saved her baby's life since she was right there and discovered her not breathing!<br><br>
I also noticed the examples they give of the babies that died....it sounds like some of them were not "planned" co-sleeping, therefore safety measures were not in place (on the couch and recliner?? baby asleep on fathers chest??).<br><br>
and this quote: "That kind of advice makes other infant health experts shudder. Sleep deprivation is precisely why many parents start sleeping with their babies in the first place. "And that's the worst time to do it," Fernbach said."<br><br>
If a parent gets MORE sleep because they are co-sleeping, then they won't be sleep-deprived, will they!? am I not right?
 
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