Says new recommendations from pediatricians in the United States that it should be sleeping infants in the same bedroom of their fathers, the first six months of their lives, at least to minimize the risk of sleep-related deaths.
According to the recommendations published by the American Academy of Pediatrics that the best option is that the babies remain in their parents’ room during the night for the entire year.
But these recommendations emphasize the need to ensure that the baby sleeps in the same bed with parents because this increases the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. And more secure place for baby to sleep is on a firm surface such as a children’s bed without any mattress or soft bumpers or cushions.
Said Dr. Lori Feldman-Winter, which participated in the development of the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations that sleep in the same room but not in the same bed may reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome by 50 percent.
She said via e-mail that “sleep in the same bed involves the risk of sudden death syndrome in infants and the most important for infants under the age of four months and premature babies or those born at less than normal weight.”
It also encourages new recommendations on direct contact as soon as possible after birth between the mother and her newborn to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
The recommendations, published in the journal Pediatrics that breastfeeding can also prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, but with that parent must not sleep with her baby in the same bed, which it was when fellow mothers to facilitate breastfeed during the night.
And say the spread of sudden Infant Death Syndrome in recent decades with the doctors urged parents to make babies sleep on their backs without pillows or soft mattresses or put play beside them, leading to their exposure to the risk of suffocation. But the American Academy of Pediatrics said that the sudden Infant Death Syndrome is one of the main causes of death in children where still lead to the death of about 3,500 infants each year in the United States alone.