Instead of bed sharing, health care providers recommend room sharing—keeping baby’s sleep area separate from your sleep area in the same room where you sleep. Room sharing is known to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death.
If you bring your baby into your bed to breastfeed, make sure to put him or her back into a separate sleep area in your room when finished.
Parents Placing Baby into a Safe Sleep Environment
This photo shows parents placing their baby in a safe sleep environment, in which the risks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death are low.
Baby is sleeping on his/her back on a firm sleep surface; and there are no crib bumpers, pillows, blankets, loose bedding, or toys are in the sleep area.