Newborns more likely to die when sharing a bed with parents | Q13 FOX News

July 14, 2014 5:30 PM

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TORONTO — Newborns who sleep in a bed with their parents are more apt to fall victim to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death, a recent study published in the Journal of American Academy of Pediatrics shows.

The study investigated more than 8,000 deaths in infants in 24 states and found that younger victims — newborns less than three months — sleeping in adult bed were about 20 percent more likely to die of SIDS than newborns sleeping alone.

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