Safer Sleep & the Breastfed Baby (2022 edition)
It can be hard to stay awake whilst breastfeeding. The hormonal effects of nursing a baby can cause a mother to doze off even if she isn't lying down in bed at the time. Whilst bedsharing is not appropriate for all babies, safer bedsharing is wiser than falling asleep in more risky places such as on a sofa.
If you plan to bedshare with your baby you will need to make an informed decision about the risks and benefits based on your own individual situation. A baby's risk when bedsharing varies according to his age and whether or not he is breastfed, combined with factors such as the bed environment and whether either parent smokes or has taken anything that reduces their ability to respond to their baby. These risks will differ for each family situation. LLLGB's Safe Sleep information sheet explains how you can reduce risks and help everyone get the sleep they need. Page 2 provides details suggestions for making a baby's sleeping place safer, wherever he sleeps.
Fully referenced update of an LLLGB favourite.
A4 double-sided information sheet available as a single sheet or a bound pad of 50.