Sharing sleep: An in-depth look

We have a lot of dichotomies in popular American culture. First, many people are worried about what breastfeeding will do to their babies, yet the perils of artificial feeding (too numerous to mention in this small article) are not ever discussed! Second, many are quick to discuss the importance of discipline, yet discussions of the pitfalls of full-time daycare are pitched lest we make too many parents feel guilty. Likewise, despite the many advantages of family bed, we are warned of the hazards. It is important to ignore the naysayers, and look into your heart. My heart told me that breastfeeding and family bed were the best choices for my children, and even though my children are not totally grown yet, I know that my heart steered me in the right direction.

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