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)
Pages (from-to)272
Number of pages1
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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