The Science of Mother-Infant Sleep

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The Science of Mother-Infant Sleep is a compilation of recent articles that address these important questions. Our goal was to bring together recent evidence about the safety of sleep practices so that parents and professionals can make informed, evidence-based decisions. The Science of Mother-Infant Sleep is a collaborative project by an international working group of experts on mother-baby sleep.Topics include:

What should parents avoid and how can they make it safe? Does it increase the risk of SIDS? What is its impact on breastfeeding? 
Sleep-Training and Cry-It-Out Techniques 
Do they impact infant health and development? What should parents know? 
Involving Parents in Decisions about Infant Sleep 
What is normal infant sleep? How can parents calm a crying baby?


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  • 4
    Great introduction to the topic

    Posted by Jarold "Tom" Johnston on 27th Nov 2017

    This book was a wonderful intro into the world of maternal-infant sleep. It offers a rebuttal to "accepted wisdom" that is anything but accepted or wise. Anyone interested in caring for mothers and infants needs to understand the science behind it and its limitations and prejudices, and this book does an excellent job of laying that out. This book is not for experienced lactation providers however. If you are looking for a deeper scientific or academic dive into rem sleep cycles or a theoretical perspective, you will not find it here.