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Co-sleeping, Bedsharing, and Breastfeeding - with James McKenna Ph.D.

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Did you know that co-sleeping and bed-sharing are two different things?  Do you know the protective benefits of sleeping near your baby (whether or not you are on the same surface)?  Listen to Dr. McKenna explain what our babies NEED from their parents/caregivers.

Professor James J. McKenna Ph.D, recognized as the world’s leading authority on mother-infant co-sleeping, in relationship to breastfeeding and SIDS. In recognition of his work in 2009 he was admitted as a Fellow into the select body of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's most prestigious scientific society.

Initially Professor McKenna specialized in studying the social behavior of monkeys and apes but the birth of his son in 1978 he began to apply the principles of human behavioral evolution to the understanding of human infancy. At the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Department of Neurology his research team pioneered the first studies of the physiology and behavior of mothers and infant sleeping together and apart, using physiological and behavioral recording devices.

Listen as Dr. McKenna shares wisdom from his book "Sleeping with Your Baby," and research about sleeping with or near your baby.

http://cosleeping.nd.edu for more about James McKenna Ph. D.

Safe sleep guidelines http://cosleeping.nd.edu/safe-co-sleeping-guidelines/