If you are looking for the UNICEF UK statement on draft NICE guidance on co-sleeping and SIDS (July 2014), you can find it here.
UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative statement on research into bed-sharing and SIDS - May 2013
Following publication today in BMJ Open of a paper on the link between bed-sharing and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative has issued the following statement.
Infant care practices related to sudden infant death syndrome in South Asian and White British families in the UK
A study was carried out in Bradford to describe and explore the differences in infant care practices between White British and South Asian families (of Bangladeshi, Indian or Pakistani origin).
Relationship between bed sharing and breastfeeding: Longitudinal, population-based analysis
This study investigates the longitudinal patterns of bed sharing, the characteristics associated with those patterns, and the relationship with breastfeeding using an established longitudinal cohort of parents and their children monitored from birth in Avon, England, since 1991.
Link between increased risk of SIDS and alcohol or drug use
A study has been carried out over the last four years in the south west of England to investigate the factors associated with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) from birth to age two years, in particular looking at whether current advice has been followed, whether any new risk factors have emerged and the specific circumstances when SIDS has occurred in a co-sleeping situation.
Does breastfeeding reduce the risk of SIDS?
The German Study of Sudden Infant Death is a case-control study of 333 infants who died of sudden infant death syndrome. The study looked to examine the association between type of infant feeding and sudden infant death syndrome of these 333 infants with 998 age-matched controls.
Mother-infant co-sleeping, McKenna 2007
A review of the evidence relating to the sleep practices of parents and infants over the last 20 years provides interesting reading and challenges normal wisdom related to infant sleep.
Benefits and harms associated with bed-sharing, Horsley 2007
A systematic review of the literature concludes that the evidence consistently suggests an association between bed sharing and SIDS among smokers, with the evidence not consistent for non-smokers.
New research reveals a four-fold increase in babies dying when co-sleeping on a sofa
New research published in the Lancet has found a sharp increase in the number of Sudden Infant Deaths when a parent sleeps with their baby on a sofa.
Breastfeeding & cot death, Am 2002
This study assessed the effects of breast feeding habits on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Bottle feeding & cot death
This article reviews the literature regarding the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in bottle-fed infants compared to those that are breastfed.
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