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Since I mentioned this in my blog a couple weeks ago, I thought this would be interesting. Though I do not believe co-sleeping is best for me at this stage, I do not see any harm in it either.
“Since I’m a show-me-the-science doctor, consider the following:
- Cultures who traditionally practice safe co-sleeping, such as Asians, enjoy the lowest incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
- Trusted research by Dr. James McKenna, Director of the Mother-Baby Sleep Laboratory of the University of Notre Dame, showed that mothers and babies who sleep close to each other enjoy similar protective sleep patterns. Mothers enjoy a heightened awareness of their baby’s presence, what I call a “nighttime sleep harmony,” that protects baby. The co-sleeping mother is more aware if her baby’s well-being is in danger.
- Babies who sleep close to their mothers enjoy “protective arousal,” a state of sleep that enables them to more easily awaken if their health is in danger, such as breathing difficulties.
- Co-sleeping makes breastfeeding easier, which provides many health benefits for mother and baby.
- More infant deaths occur in unsafe cribs than in parents’ bed.
- Co-sleeping tragedies that have occurred have nearly always been associated with dangerous practices, such as unsafe beds, or parents under the influence of substances that dampen their awareness of baby.
- Research shows that co-sleeping infants cry less during the night, compared to solo sleepers who startle repeatedly throughout the night and spend 4 times the number of minutes crying. Startling and crying releases adrenaline, which can interfere with restful sleep and leads to long term sleep anxiety.
- Infants who sleep near to parents have more stable temperatures, regular heart rhythms, and fewer long pauses in breathing compared to babies who sleep alone. This means baby sleeps physiologically safer.
- A recent large study concluded that bed sharing did NOT increase the risk of SIDS, unless the mom was a smoker or abused alcohol.”
Hello all! I hope you are all doing well. I just wanted to let you know that I don’t usually post to this blog very much, i mainly post to: Adventures of a Nursing Mom . I would love for you to follow me there if you aren’t already!
She is almost 8 months and in that separation anxiety phase. I hope you are having better luck than me getting sleep!
I know everyone has seen this already, but I am really starting to believe it! We have been working on sleep training using the no-cry method since last week and I haven’t seen any improvement. I know it takes time, and we did also stop allowing her to sleep in our bed at the same time, so it will probably take even more time than usual, but I AM SOOOO EXHAUSTED!!!! she has literally been waking up 5-6 times a night and last night we started to wean her off nighttime feedings and she woke up at 3:30 for an hour and a half. I actually climbed in her crib with her to show her it is a safe place until she finally fell asleep. I am one tired mama today, and feeling a little discouraged.
We’re in the same boat! How old is your baby? Also at 4 months?