Excellence in Women's Health
The Science of Mother-Infant Sleep
Is Bedsharing Safe? Is Sleep-Training Harmful?
What is Normal Infant Sleep
The Science of Mother-Infant Sleep is a compilation of recent articles that address these important questions. Our goal was to bring together recent evidence about the safety of sleep practices so that parents and professionals can make informed, evidence-based decisions. The Science of Mother-Infant Sleep is a collaborative project by an international working group of experts on mother-baby sleep.
- How can parents make it safe?
- Does it increase the risk of SIDS?
- What is its impact on breastfeeding?
Sleep-Training and Cry-It-Out Techniques
- Do they impact infant health and development?
- What should parents know?
Parental Decisions about Infant Sleep
- What is normal infant sleep?
- How can parents calm a crying baby?
Wendy Middlemiss, Ph.D., CFLE, is associate professor of Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas. Her work encompasses research examining the effect of different childrearing approaches, and exploring how to share this information with families and communities to promote infant, child, and family health.
Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, RLC, FAPA is a health, psychologist, IBCLC, Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and President-Elect of APA’s Division of Trauma Psychology. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Lactation, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and owner of Praeclarus Press (www.PraeclarusPress.com).