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Sleeping with a newborn in the same bed is not recommended because the infant can be smothered by the parent's body or by covers or pillows in the bed. The baby should be in his or her own bed with a firm mattress with no extra blankets, pillow, or toys that could cause suffocation.
Armin Brott, Pediatrics, answeredThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advises against co-sleeping, saying babies are at risk of suffocation if an adult rolls over on the child (which is extremely unlikely unless you’re obese or drunk), or the child becomes wedged between bed and wall, for example. The American Academy of Pediatrics also recommends against co-sleeping, going so far as to suggest that it increases the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.