Co-Sleeping – The Full 18 Minute Interview with James McKenna, PhD from Kindred Magazine on Vimeo.

Dr. James J. McKenna, PhD, director of the Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame shares:

– The science and history of co-sleeping,
– The need to define the terminology
– Why public policy is based on social norms instead of science,
– Why public policy is unethical, as it withholds information about cosleeping
– WHY THIS IS ALL GETTING READY TO CHANGE AS BREASTFEEDING RATES INCREASE
– And how parents can become empowered and stand up for what is essentially a civil right: to make your conscious parenting choices according to science and not unethical public policy and uninformed social norms.

Watch the individual and shorter sections of this video interview below:

1.  Defining Our Terms: Co-Sleeping and Bedsharing, Watch Video

2.  How Science and History Support You Sleeping With Your Baby, Watch Video

3.  Co-sleeping Safety Guidelines, Watch Video

4.  Co-Sleeping: Public Policy and Parents Civil Rights, Watch Video

For more information on co-sleeping, including a complete inventory of FAQs and articles, visit Dr. McKenna at the Mother-Baby Sleep Behaviorial Laboratory, University of Notre Dame.

Film videography by Keith Reagan.

Lisa Reagan, James McKenna, PhD, and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett at the More then LATCH conference in Chesapeake, Virginia, February 2013.