Co-sleeping linked to longer breast-feeding duration

09/23/2013 | Reuters

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that mothers and babies sleep separately to prevent sudden infant death syndrome, but a study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics showed that frequent bed-sharing was associated with longer breast-feeding duration. Among mothers who often practice co-sleeping, more than 50% were still breast-feeding by the end of the year-long study period.

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