ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) —
Medical professionals are raising an alarm about the dangers of sharing a bed with your baby.
So far this year, there have been three infant deaths in Escambia County related to co-sleeping.
Co-sleeping may sound like a tempting idea to new parents, but the Department of Health says tucking your newborn in bed with you can be extremely dangerous.
It’s a sensitive parenting issue, but one that protects all babies.
“It’s never good to co-sleep,” said Florida Department of Health Director Dr. John Lanza.
Commonly described by doctors as a silent killer, Lanza says co-sleeping can happen to anyone, at any time, without any sort of warning.
“We’ve seen cases of parents trying to feed the child on a sofa and they get wedged between the end of the sofa and the parent and they have a suffocation, especially if the parent is sleepy and tired and falls asleep. We’ve also…
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