Frequency of bed sharing and its relationship to breastfeeding.

  title={Frequency of bed sharing and its relationship to breastfeeding.},
  author={Rosha Champion McCoy and Carl E. Hunt and Samuel M. Lesko and Richard M Vezina and Michael J. Corwin and Marian Willinger and Howard J Hoffman and Allen A. Mitchell},
  journal={Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP},
  volume={25 3},
Bed sharing has been promoted as facilitating breastfeeding but also may increase risks for sudden, unexpected infant deaths. This prospective cohort study was performed to determine the prevalence of adult and infant bed sharing and its association with maternal and infant characteristics. Demographic data were collected from 10,355 infant-mother pairs at birth hospitals in Eastern Massachusetts and Northwest Ohio, and follow-up data were collected at 1, 3, and 6 months by questionnaire… CONTINUE READING

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