More Than Half Of Sudden Infant Deaths Occur During Co-Sleeping

Most babies who died of sudden infant death syndrome were sleeping with their parents or another child at the time, according to a new study from England.

According to the British Medical Journal report, many co-sleeping deaths occurred  in a hazardous environment, such as in a sofa or bed shared with an adult who recently used drugs or alcohol.

Dr. Peter Fleming, from University of Bristol, UK, told that the rate of sudden infant deaths decreased since the early 1990s, but to achieve further gains, people should be advised regarding co-sleeping dangers.

The reports are given from a four year study conducted in a southwest region of England, featuring 4.9 million people and 184,000 births.

Source: Reuters

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