“Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics is officially recommending that babies do not sleep in the same beds with their parents. The Academy makes this statement specifically in order to reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
La Leche League leader Amanda Ireland of Missouri says that there is not enough evidence for the Academy to make such a blanket recommendation. La Leche League provides ten tips for safe co-sleeping. Critics of the Academy criticize the Academy’s flipflopping about whether it is safer for infants to sleep on their sides or their backs.”