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Why experts recommend newborns sleep in their parents’ room for the first year

November 1, 2016

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Claire McCarthy, MD, Senior Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

Claire McCarthy, MD, is a primary care pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. In addition to being a senior faculty editor for Harvard Health Publishing, Dr. McCarthy … See Full Bio
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Laura Friis
December 22, 2016

Anyone reading this and considering bedsharing, do some research and don’t take what is said in this article at face value. It isn’t accurate.

Katherine Macomber
November 3, 2016

Another factor that correlated with infant health is receiving a CranioSacral Therapy treatment within the first 24 hours of birth. The hospital in Maine that instituted that protocol took the incidence of SIDS deaths down to zero, in their little Ones. (Sorry I don’t have the citation off-hand; I just remember the story very clearly, from one of my first CranioSacral Therapy classes with the Upledger Institute in the early 90’s. Dr. Upledger’s research colleague in maybe the early/mid-80’s (?) was a physician at a hospital in Maine, and the story came from his experiences there.)

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