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By | March 25, 2017

How Do Babies Breathe While CoSleeping

Cosleeping increases risky breathing butit is not likely significant danger for healthy babies. I'm Erin White and this is a dailyRx Feature. Among the great debates in parenting is thedecision of where babies will sleep: in the parents' bedé In a crib next to the parents'bedé In another roomé A recent study shed a little light on how infants breathe whensleeping in their parents' bed compared to a crib on their own. While there are someincreased risks when parents share the bed with their baby, these risks generally onlybecome significant when other risk factors

for sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS,are also present. Such risk factors include smoking during pregnancy or either parentdrinking or taking sedatives. However, many pediatricians discourage the practice becauseof concerns about the higher risk of SIDS. Ask your about your safety concernswith bedsharing. For dailyRx TV, I'm Erin White.

Understanding the Risks of Cosleeping

Babies bedsharing with parents may be at higherrisk for SIDS. I'm Erin White and this is a dailyRx Minute. SIDS or sudden infant deathsyndrome, is when a baby dies for unexplained reasons. A recent study found an increasedrisk for SIDS among babies who share a bed with their parents, even if the parents don'tsmoke and the baby is breastfed. Ask your pediatrician about safe infant sleeping. FordailyRx TV, I'm Erin White.

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