By Genevra Pittman
NEW YORK | Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:20pm EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – More parents are putting their babies to sleep next to them in bed, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that over the past 20 years, bed-sharing has become more common, especially among black and Hispanic families.
The practice is controversial. Some evidence suggests mothers who share a bed with their babies also tend to keep breastfeeding for longer (see Reuters Health story of September 23, 2013 here: reut.rs/1bBVlvX).