Sharing a bed with your baby increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, UK study shows2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3296 (Published 20 May 2013) Cite this as: 2013;346:f3296
- Nigel Hawkes
Advice to mothers that it is safe to sleep with their babies should be reconsidered, say the authors of a new study, which shows that it multiplies the risk of sudden infant death.1
Current recommendations in the United Kingdom are that it is safe to share a bed with a baby so long as neither parent smokes or has taken alcohol or drugs. But a new analysis of data from five previous studies, published in BMJ Open, has found that even if these conditions apply, …
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