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August 9th, 2009, 08:53 PM
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This is a few years old, so it may have been shared before, but I thought it was very interesting!

Children 'should sleep with parents until they're five' - Times Online
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August 9th, 2009, 10:00 PM
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I loved this article the first time I read it.. If it promoted breastfeeding and co-sleeping, it would be a slam dunk!

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“What I have done in this book is present the science. Studies from around the world show that co-sleeping until the age of five is an investment for the child. They can have separation anxiety up to the age of five and beyond, which can affect them in later life. This is calmed by co-sleeping.”

underland argues that putting children to sleep alone is a peculiarly western phenomenon that may increase the chance of cot death, also known as sudden infant death syndrome (Sids). This may be because the child misses the calming effect on breathing and heart function of lying next to its mother.

“In the UK, 500 children a year die of Sids,” Sunderland writes. “In China, where it [co-sleeping] is taken for granted, Sids is so rare it does not have a name.”
^ My favorite part!
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August 9th, 2009, 10:26 PM
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Thank you for sharing this article. I love reading stuff like that.
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August 10th, 2009, 04:59 AM
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great article, posted it on my facebook
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