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.