Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Co-Sleeping with Baby Raises SIDS Risk

  

Babies who sleep in bed with a parent are more likely to die of sudden infant death syndrome compared with babies sleeping separately, even when parents follow other recommendations that lower the death risk, a new review of studies finds.

The increase in SIDS risk was greatest in the youngest infants. Among babies younger than 3 months old, those who slept with a parent were five times more likely to die of SIDS compared with infants who slept separately in the same room, even when researchers only considered babies who were breastfed, and whose mothers did not drink or smoke.

Among babies between 3 months and 1 year old, the risk increased by three times, according to the study.

For the rest of the story: http://www.livescience.com/34531-co-sleeping-baby-sids-risk.html

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