Co-sleeping may put babies at greater risk for SIDS

05/20/2013 |

Babies younger than 3 months old who slept in the same bed with their parents were five times more likely to experience sudden infant death syndrome than those who shared a room with their parents but not a bed, U.K. researchers found. SIDS risk remained 2.7 times greater in the bed-sharing group compared with the room-sharing group even when the babies were breast-fed and parents did not smoke, according to the study in BMJ Open.

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