Take for instance, Melissa Nichols' situation. For starters, some health agencies took the message to an extreme, Blair says. So in the AAP made changes to its recommendation to address this issue. They lumped together all types of bed-sharing, including when babies were put in very dangerous circumstances, such as sleeping next to a parent who was drinking, doing drugs or smoking. The baby also feels the mom's warm breath, which creates little clouds of carbon dioxide around the baby's face. He thinks it allows doctors to give families better advice about SIDS.
Myra. Age: 30.
Keep pillows and any item that could obstruct breathing away from infants.
Journey. Age: 23.
Is Sleeping With Your Baby As Dangerous As Doctors Say?
Blair thinks it could be time for U. Western culture, on the other hand, has a long history of separating moms and babies at night. Her little girl was born healthy; she was full-term and had a normal birth weight.