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Book Title: Sleeping With Your Baby: A Parent's Guide to Cosleeping|
The author of the book: James J. McKenna
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 2.27 MB
Edition: Platypus Media
Date of issue: June 1st 2009
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Read full description of the books Sleeping With Your Baby: A Parent's Guide to Cosleeping:I liked that this book had very clear safety guidelines for co-sleeping, including illustrated do's and don'ts. I felt that there was an even-handed approach, advocating room-sharing vs. bed-sharing where risk factors exist. And they did a fine job of evaluating the recommendations against co-sleeping and then pointing out where more data needed to be studied. Appendix III (the AAP SIDS statement) and Appendix IV through VII (the responses from individuals/organizations who disagreed with the AAP) covered those points well.
I also liked the biological background, especially the chapter on animals. For example, I found it interesting that mammals who need to be away from their young for longer periods have a higher percentage of fat in the mother's milk (by comparison, human milk is very low in fat).
I didn't find Part III (FAQs/Advice) particularly useful. I was also disappointed that there weren't more stories from McKenna's work with the Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory. Still, I'd recommend this book to anyone who's considering co-sleeping, so they can educate themselves on all the safety issues.
Read information about the authorDr. McKenna is the author of Sleeping with Your Baby: A Parent's Guide to Cosleeping .
He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Anthropology and his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, also in Anthropology, specializing in the evolution of human parenting systems and human development. He taught at the University of California at Berkeley for two years before accepting a tenure track position at Pomona College in Claremont, California where he taught for 20 years, and won several teaching awards. In 1997, he was recruited by the University of Notre Dame, where he is a Professor and the director of the University of Notre Dame Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory.
Dr. McKenna is best known for his pioneering studies of the differences between the physiology and behavior of solitary and co-sleeping mothers an infants-and the connection these data might have in addressing SIDS risks. He has published three books, the most recent one entitled Evolutionary Medicine with Oxford University Press. In addition, he has published well over 50 peer-reviewed papers on SIDS and co-sleeping.
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