Co-Sleeping Vs Co Sleeping

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Co-sleeping infants are inclined to sleep lightly with shorter periods of deep sleep than solitary-sleeping infants. Co-sleeping is also linked with a higher frequency of nighttime awakenings for infants. Mothers report less infant crying, more maternal and infant sleep and increased milk supply due to the increased occurrence of night-time breastfeeding that close contact facilitates. Using polysomnographic studies comparing exclusively breastfeeding, bed sharing and solitary sleeping, McKenna found “mothers aroused 30% more frequently when they were co-sleeping” (McKenna and McDade, p. 135, 2005). Advocates’ believe fragmented sleep may offer preventative effects on SIDS due to a higher rate of light sleep, and the increased ability of an

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