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The article is great and I will admit I co-slept with both of mine but drugs and alcohol aren't an issue. I cheated and turned up the heat so heavy covers would not be an issue. Both of my boys nursed, sleep was premium but I am a very still sleeper and they are sleep in the arms snuggle bugs. My oldest child was 5 weeks premature and had wimpy white boy so by the time I got him away from the hospital I was told not to let him cry. The only way we slept for the first couple of weeks that he was home was in a recliner. He was held non-stop so he didn't sleep until 5 months old unless he was held and then we discovered the swing. In fairness I was always envious of friends who had children who slept in cribs.
A friend would have lost her child if they had not co-slept. Her daughter had apnea and her husband heard her stop breathing. She stayed on a monitor for months to include in swings and car seat.
I think it's a double edged sword. If babies didn't die of SIDS in their own cribs I think there would be less people who co-slept but without enough info regarding what causes the actual deaths. When I see actual see a break down regarding the health of the parents I think it would mean more.

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