Bed Sharing Ups Risk for Hypoxia and Hypercapnia in Infants

July 16, Medscape Medical News: Bed-sharing infants experience more oxygen desaturations and episodes of carbon dioxide rebreathing than comparable cot-sleeping infants, according to results from a controlled study carried out in New Zealand. Although the study, published online July 16 in Pediatrics, also found that children who experienced those changes generally showed appropriate behavioral and physiologic responses, the authors caution that some vulnerable infants might not exhibit such responses, and therefore might be at increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Link to Article

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