Breastfeeding and bonding are very important to your baby’s health. It is fine to nurse your baby in bed, but when it’s time to go to sleep, place your baby in a separate, safe sleep space near your bed. This will make it easy to breastfeed your baby during the night and keep him or her safe while you both get some much-needed rest.
- International Lactation Consultant Association Responds to Policy Statement by AAP Task Force on SIDS (2005)
First Candle recommends breastfeeding as critical to your baby’s overall health and development. Recent research studies also demonstrate the strongest link to date between breastfeeding and reducing the risk of SIDS. We offer the following resources to help you initiate and successfully continue breastfeeding.
- AAP’s Breastfeeding Support and Promotion Speakers Kit, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- Breastfeeding: Best for Baby, Best for Mom, The National Women’s Health Information Center
- Breastfeeding: Ideal for Babies, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
- International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)