Hot new research released this month shows that sleeping in bed with your baby at 3 months protected against weaning to up to age 12 months. Despite the possible pros, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns parents not to place their infants to sleep in adult beds, stating that the practice puts babies at risk of suffocation and strangulation. And the American Academy of Pediatrics agrees.
From January 1990 to December 1997 there were 121 deaths that were attributed to a parent, caregiver, or sibling rolling on top of or against a baby while sleeping. Over 1.5 million babies die every year related to misuse of infant formula, this is equal to the population of Northern Ireland.
Is the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission focusing their efforts in the right area? Please share your thoughts and experiences on this or feel free to ask me about any breastfeeding questions or concerns!
Milkalicious was founded in 2008 by Jennifer Ritchie and Jennifer Kusmier,
2 businesswomen/moms, who were interested in making their passion for breastfeeding a community-based business. The Jennifers work tirelessly to increase long-term breastfeeding rates in Orange County by offering breastfeeding support to new mothers. Both founders are certified through UCSD as Lactation Professionals, and Jennifer Ritchie is currently the Vice President of the Orange County Breastfeeding Coalition. For more on Milkalicious and Jennifer Ritchie visit milkalicious.org