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Old 21 February 2018, 12:30 AM
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There are medieval sermons that talk about how dangerous co-sleeping is and from Renaissance Florence there is a drawing of an odd box-like device to prevent a wetnurse from overlaying the baby while nursing. Not a new worry.
I was so careful with newborns but for the one kid I nursed after a few months old she'd end up in with me and I had no memory of getting up to move her. (We called her the magic teleporting baby.) If one is stuck with drafting housing, there might not be a good warm place for baby other than in bed with mom.
I wish there would be more talk of how to do it safely rather than NO never. It is the desperately tired parent who thinks it won't happen to them who needs some clear tools. Even just sleeping on the floor would be safer than dozing off on the sofa.
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