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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - According to the Tennessee Department of Health, more than 1,000 infants have died from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in the past 10 years in Tennessee. Now, an infant-sleep researcher says many of those deaths could have been prevented - by putting the child's crib in the same room as a sleeping parent.

Dr. James McKenna, biological anthropologist at Notre Dame University and the director of the Mother/Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory, says the idea that infants need to be separated from the rest of the family at night is false.

"Babies sleeping in a room by themselves in a crib are twice as likely to die from sudden infant death syndrome. We now know that solitary infant sleep is not in the best interest of babies."

McKenna says the notion that infants and children younger that 12 months should sleep in a crib in a separate room from their parents is dangerous and not based in facts.

"That is a completely culturally constructed idea that never was rooted in any scientific research at all."

The study found that most infant injuries were the result of falls, when children tried to climb out of cribs.





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