Bedsharing and Breastfeeding: The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocol #6, Revision 2019

Peter S Blair, Helen Ball, James J McKenna, Lori Feldman Winter, Katherine Marinelli, Melissa Bartick, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

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Abstract

Bedsharing promotes breastfeeding initiation,1 duration2-7 and exclusivity.7,8 Medical and public health organizations in some countries recommend against bedsharing, citing concerns over increased risk of sleep-related infant death.9,10 However, bedsharing may only be a risk in hazardous circumstances as demonstrated by epidemiological study (See Table 1).11 We aim to clarify the currently available evidence regarding the benefits and risks of bedsharing, and offer evidence-based recommendations that promote infant and maternal health through increased breastfeeding duration.12 The recommendations in this protocol apply to mother-infant dyads who have initiated breastfeeding and are in home settings, and is not intended for use in hospitals or birth centers
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-16
Number of pages12
JournalBreastfeeding Medicine
Volume15
Issue number1
Early online date7 Jan 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2020

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    Blair, P. S., Ball, H., McKenna, J. J., Feldman Winter, L., Marinelli, K., Bartick, M., & the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (2020). Bedsharing and Breastfeeding: The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocol #6, Revision 2019. Breastfeeding Medicine, 15(1), 5-16. https://doi.org/10.1089/bfm.2019.29144.psb