Bedsharing and Breastfeeding Resources

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine has released new evidence-based recommendations regarding the benefits and risks of bedsharing for mother-infant pairs who have initiated breastfeeding and are in home settings. The protocol emphasizes that all parents should be educated on safe bedsharing, with the understanding that bedsharing is very common, and when bedsharing is unplanned, it carries a higher risk than planned bedsharing.

Presentations on Bedsharing

Peter Blair, BSc MSc PhD
Bedsharing and Breastfeeding Protocol Coauthor and Speaker at the 24th Annual International Meeting
Reducing SIDS Risks Whilst Promoting Breastfeeding

Helen Ball, BSc MA PhD
Bedsharing and Breastfeeding Protocol Coauthor and Speaker at the 24th Annual International Meeting
Breastfeeding, Bedsharing & SIDS

Christine McIntosh, BSc,MBChB,Dip.O&G,Dip.Paed.FRNZCGP
Speaker at the 24th Annual International Meeting
Confident Conversations; Empowering Parents to Make Choices to Prevent Their Baby Dying From Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy

Other Resources

BasisOnline

Lullaby Trust

UNICEF UK