Susan K. Schulman MD, Author of "Understanding Your Child's Health", explains why you should not be sleeping with your baby in your bed.
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Why Your Baby Should Not Be Sleeping in Your Bed Male: It’s not a good idea for the child to sleep in the same bed with the parents. Is that true? Dr Schulman: I'm very against it. And I am real nature person. I have 95% of my mothers breastfeed but I still don’t want them sleeping with the baby. They have been disasters in my own practice with these things. The baby getting smothered by the mother’s collars, the babies keep falling off in bed, the mother is sleeping in a bed where she gets totally unconscious and the precautions that we take in the crib be at keeping no blankets, no pillows and firm mattress. We don’t do any of those precautions in the mother’s bed. So the baby is at risk and it’s not safe. The mother has to nurse it enough and she has to put the baby somewhere either down on an infancy or into a basinet or into a co sleeper, anywhere but not to fall asleep with the baby and not in the crib, not in the chair and not on the couch. Couch is even found to be at least if not more dangerous than beds. The baby has to be sleeping on its own.