Nicole - posted on 12/07/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )
This is an article that says that crib deaths (when the studies are done correctly and without bias) can actually attribute to more sleep-related deaths (by four times) than bed-sharing: http://www.metroland.net/back_issues/vol...
And this news piece: fox6now.com/news/witi-100503-bed-sharing,0,7099533.story (you have to copy and paste the link due to the commas) covers sleep-related deaths in Milwaukee. Dr. Jim McKenna is one of the nation's leading academic experts on bed sharing and he discusses how his research shows there is one thing in particular separating the safe bed sharing parents from the rest. 100 percent of the cases in Milwaukee County -- all the babies were formula fed. Dr. McKenna is so convinced breastfeeding is the key to safe bed sharing, he would never recommend a parent bed share without it.
And this one: http://naturalparentsnetwork.com/why-nig... actually relays the importance of breastfeeding at night and breastfeeding pairs being close to each other at night. And how it actually helps lower the risk of SIDS.