co-sleeping

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co-sleeping

Bed-sharing Pediatrics The sleeping of an infant or child in a parent's bed Pros Intimate contact with parent during critical formative period of infancy Cons Risk of death–±60 occur/yr in the US–due to suffocation, strangulation in bed clothing, or overlying. See Overlying.
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The patient now co-sleeps with his parents so that Carol can observe him and tend to him if needed.
The Lane County Child Fatality Review Team has made the recommendation that parents not co-sleep with their infants.