American Academy of Pediatrics

Bad advice on bed-sharing, which is risky indeed

Bad advice on bed-sharing, which is risky indeed

To the editor: The risks of sharing your bed with your infant are not “imaginary,” contrary to the opinion expressed by Robert LeVine and Sarah LeVine.

An adult bed poses very real risks of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), unintentional suffocation, strangulation or entrapment to an infant. Sleep-related infant deaths claim more babies between 1 month and 1 year of age than any other cause.

( “It’s more than OK to sleep next to your infant,” Opinion, Sept. 18)

Multiple studies bear this...

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