Maternal proximity and infant CO2 environment during bedsharing and possible implications for SIDS research.

@article{Mosko1997MaternalPA,
  title={Maternal proximity and infant CO2 environment during bedsharing and possible implications for SIDS research.},
  author={Sarah S Mosko and Christopher A. Richard and J J Mckenna and Sean Drummond and David Mukai},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={1997},
  volume={103 3},
  pages={315-28}
}
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of human infant mortality after the neonatal period in Western countries. Recently, child care practices have been shown to be important in determining infant vulnerability to SIDS. However, very little is known about the impact of parent-infant cosleeping on infant sleep physiology and behavior and SIDS risk. This reflects the failure of Western societal research paradigms to appreciate the human infant's evolutionary history of… CONTINUE READING

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The latter is important in that breathing elevated levels of CO2 can have diverse effects , ranging from respiratory stimulation at low levels to suffocation at very high levels .
Recently , child care practices have been shown to be important in determining infant vulnerability to SIDS .
Recently , child care practices have been shown to be important in determining infant vulnerability to SIDS .
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