Tuesday, 6 December 2011

For Safety, Don't Sleep With Your Babies

Sleeping with your baby in one bed could be an option for mothers to monitoring and breast-feeding at night. However, with the news reported by the CBC, you have to think twice to sleep in one bed with your baby for safety.

Andrée Kronstrom, a coroner (a public official who investigates the death with inspections if there are unreasonably deaths occur) of Quebec's Public Health Institute advises all parents not to sleep with their baby in the same bed. If you have roommates, then let the baby sleep in special sleeping baby box.

It is not without reason, since 2008 to 2009, all one-year-old babies and less than one year old that died during sleep occurs when they sleep in one bed with their parents. Kronstrom think this could be caused because the baby will have an increased risk of asphyxiation (suffocation), while sleeping with their parents.

 Apparently, this is already happening long periods. Reports from the same website since 2008 mentions that the Ontario Coroner's office reported that in the range of 2006 to 2007 there are 41 cases baby died range from 11 days old to 13 months who died while sleeping in the same bed with their parents.

Dr. Bert Lauwer, an associate deputy chief coroner of Ontario told CBC News that the death of the babies is because sleep together will make the baby experiencing barriers to the ability to breathe with relief, and it would be the possible cause infant’s death.

With these findings, of course not be a barrier for mothers to to give breastfeed to babies. Just like Kronstrom, Dr. Lauwer also give advice even if the parents have to sleep in one room with their babies, let the baby sleep in a comfortable and safe box crib. Also, avoid the addition of a hammock and toys around the box crib.

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