There is a common theme in the war against bedsharing, and it has nothing to do with beds. As you will see from the pieces below, those who generalize bedsharing as unsafe clearly believe that parents are uneducable. As Dr. McKenna points out, this is a social decision and has nothing to do with science.
“The War on Bedsharing Continues” by Uncommon John “I think that the anti-bed-sharing lobby thinks it’s too complicated to explain these things to parents, plus they think bedsharing is weird and unneccessary. (You know, these researchers slept alone in their cots as babies and they’re all fine… sort of thing. Yeah, exception for their scientific tunnel vision.) So, they think it’s best to simply tell all parents to never bedshare, completely ignoring the biological and social absurdity of telling mothers to breastfed and then warning them to never sleep with their babies”. Click here to read more.
“Co-sleeping is absolutely a normative human behavior” James McKenna: Starting at 8:00 there is an important message shared.
Press Release Re: Carpenter et. al. Bedsharing Studies by Evolutionary Parenting: ”Furthermore, it is misguided and dangerous to argue if bedsharing were recognized as a means of supporting breastfeeding, then we would see more SIDS events. Even more dangerous is to abandon support of breastfeeding in favour of supporting bottlefeeding if it were to detour bedsharing.” Click here to read more.
An excellent response to a fear mongering campaign which was a true injustice to families in Milwaukee: