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AAP: Share a Room with Your Baby, Not a Bed

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued new safe sleep guidelines that recommend that babies sleep in the same room as their parents/caregivers but on a separate surface.

The guidelines still stress that babies sleep safest when they sleep alone, on their backs, in a crib, and in a smoke-free home. No exceptions. The recommendations also mention that breastfeeding reduces the risk of SIDS (link to breastfeeding page).

For more about our stance on the new guidelines, read Dr. Leana Wen's statement about the updates.

To read the full guidelines, visit the AAP's full guidance or NPR's summary.

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