, excessive reassurance) that might maintain disordered sleep.
She said: "The new guidance recommends that parents should be informed of the statistical association between cosleeping
and SIDS, but does not tell parents to never sleep with their babies.
Carmel McCalmont, head of midwifery at University Hospital, Walsgrave, said all pregnant women and new mums were advised against cosleeping
and its correlates in Saudi school- aged children.
, babywearing, extended rear facing, breastfeeding, home and unschooling and .
We should all be breastfeeding, cosleeping
and entirely giving ourselves over to our children all the time.
Among the SIDS infants, 54% died while cosleeping
compared with 20% who coslept during the reference sleep for both control groups.
Some groups--and even physicians--have suggested that cosleeping
may help prevent SIDS.
Hippie mothers engaged in midwifery, breastfeeding, family cosleeping
, and home schooling--practices now embraced by millions of parents.
Despite a dramatic drop in the rate of cot death in the UK since the early 1990s, experts are advising parents to avoid dangerous cosleeping
arrangements in order to help reduce deaths even further.
A spokeswoman for the Sudden Infant Death Register in Ireland welcomed the findings but warned cosleeping
must be dealt with carefully.
It involves concepts such as breastfeeding on demand, cosleeping
, babywearing, respect and trust, listening to your baby, trusting your instincts and other principles that create strong, healthy emotional bonds between children and their parents.