FACT: This is not true. Breastfeeding does provide the best nutrition for baby, builds the immune system and promotes bonding, as well as many other health benefits.Make sure to place back back in the crib once feeding is finished. Some mothers have found it helpful to set a timer or alarm to help wake them after feeding
FACT: Unfortunately, baby is in danger sleeping in an adult bed, or on couches, armchairs or cushions. An adult can roll over on baby or another person’s arm may cover baby’s head or neck, smothering the baby, making it impossible for the baby to breathe. Also, baby can roll or move on her own and end
FACT: It is possible to bond and develop strong attachments during “awake” time with baby. Cuddling, holding while feeding, making eye contact, and talking with baby are all ways to develop strong attachments. When baby goes to bed, those feelings don’t go away. If baby cries while in the crib, soothe baby and then lay him
FACT: Babies should be dressed in as much or as little clothing as an adult would need. If you are worried that your baby may be cold, use a footed sleeper or a sleep sack. Babies don’t need blankets, pillows, comforters or stuffed animals, to feel comfortable. These items tend to get in baby's way and
FACT: Many babies have slept on their stomachs and survived, but that doesn’t mean that was the safest way for them to sleep. For reasons that doctors are still trying to understand, some babies who sleep on their stomachs become unable to take a breath when needed. This can cause them to suffocate because of their
FACT: This is not true – babies are actually safer on their backs. When a baby is on his or her back, the airway (trachea) is on top of the esophagus (the tube that carries food). If a baby spits up while on his or her back, the food and fluid run back into the stomach
FACT: Cribs don’t cause “crib death.” “Crib death” is an old term that was used when the deaths of babies were not well understood. Now, from research, autopsies, death scene investigations and more, we know better. Cribs save lives.