Recommendations for real life: The nature of shared sleep environments in Queensland and implications for effective safe infant sleeping messages.

Young, J and Thompson, J.M. (2008). Recommendations for real life: The nature of shared sleep environments in Queensland and implications for effective safe infant sleeping messages.. In: Roger W. Byard, Looking together towards new horizons.. The Tenth SIDS International Conference, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth UK, (On-Line First-On-Line First). 23-26th June 2008.

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Author Young, J
Thompson, J.M.
Title of paper Recommendations for real life: The nature of shared sleep environments in Queensland and implications for effective safe infant sleeping messages.
Formatted title
Recommendations for real life: The nature of shared sleep environments in Queensland and implications for effective safe infant sleeping messages.
Conference name The Tenth SIDS International Conference
Conference location University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth UK
Conference dates 23-26th June 2008
Convener Foundation for the Study of Infant Death and International Society for the Study and Prevention of Infant Deaths
Proceedings title Looking together towards new horizons.   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology
Publisher Humana Press
Publication Year 2008
Year available 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISSN 1556-2891
Editor Roger W. Byard
Volume On-Line First
Start page On-Line First
End page On-Line First
Total pages 1
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Objective: To describe shared infant sleeping environments in a cohort of Queensland infants.
Methods: A cross-sectional survey design was used to benchmark infant care practices and factors associated with sudden infant death in a cohort of Queensland infants aged approximately 3 months(n = 4,000). Parent–infant sleeping environments, including bedsharing practices, were described for last night and usual practice conditions and analyzed using logistic regression.
Results: Completed surveys were returned from 2,534 (64%) caregivers. Bedsharing was reported as usual practice by 46%. Although 582 (51%) infants were usually brought into bed for short periods(1–3 h/night), almost a third bedshared C6 h/night (359, 31%). While 647 (56%) infants usually bedshared with both parents, 431 (37%)slept with their mother only. A notable 61 (5.3%) infants shared a bed
with one or both parents and other children\14 years of age. Placing an infant between one person and the edge of the bed was the preferred sleeping arrangement (522, 63%).
Multivariable analysis showed that mothers who were younger,indigenous, single, smoked during pregnancy, and delivered preterm infants were significantly more likely to bedshare. Bedsharing was also significantly associated with childcare practices including supine infant sleep position, breastfeeding, and not using a pacifier.
Conclusions: Bedsharing was common in this Australian cohort. While bedsharing is associated with some infant and maternal factors that increase risk of sudden infant death, it also appears to be associated with several practices known to reduce risk. Compliance with safe
sleeping recommendations is reliant on the ability of health professionals to engage parents, identify individual sleeping environments, and provide evidence-based advice to low and high risk parents that
aims to reduce risk associated with all sleeping environments, particularly in circumstances where parent-infant bedsharing occurs.
Subjects 111006 Midwifery
920413 Social Structure and Health
920401 Behaviour and Health
920210 Nursing
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Keyword Infant care practices
Shared sleep surfaces
Sudden Infant Death
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

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