Cosleeping

co-sleep·ing
ˌkōˈslēpiNG/
noun
  1. The practice of sleeping in the same bed with one’s infant or young child.

Cosleeping is a controversial and emotional issue among parents and pediatricians.  While advocates for cosleeping are adamant about its benefits, research shows that this activity has high risk for infant death.

“Out of the 414 infant deaths in Wisconsin in 2013, 56 were attributed to SUID (sudden unexplained infant death) and 62% of the SUIDs occurred while the infants were sharing the same sleep surface with an adult, child, or animal.”

 

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