Does bed sharing affect the risk of SIDS?

J. Kattwinkel, J. Brooks, M. E. Keenan, M. Malloy, M. Willinger, A. Mitchell, P. Scheidt, B. Thach, S. D. Ward

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The American Academy of Pediatrics endorses and accepts as its policy the position on bed sharing as articulated below by a panel of experts convened by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The Panel attended a conference sponsored by the NICHD entitled 'InfantSleep Environment and SIDS Risk' in Bethesda, MD, on January 9-10, 1997. After hearing presentations from a variety of experts from the United States and several other countries, the Panel prepared the following statement regarding the relationship of bed sharing and SIDS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 19 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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