Dr. James McKenna, a researcher on SIDS, believes that co-sleeping is good for both you and your baby. An article from the Daily Telegraph describes how Dr. McKenna has found that responsible co-sleeping is beneficial for the baby and promotes breastfeeding. This is something that many mothers have found for themselves, but many people who promote the “back to sleep” SIDS campaign have felt that co-sleeping was dangerous.
Dr. McKenna describes safe co-sleeping as “not on a waterbed or couch and not by parents affected by drugs or alcohol”. He also agrees with La Leche League that infants shouldn’t be sleeping through the night, but nursing several times during the night.