Infant Deaths and Bed Sharing
Interview: Lorna Benson, reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
It has long been thought that healthy babies who die suddenly and unexpectedly during sleep are victims of a mysterious condition called SIDS -- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
But what researchers in Minnesota and around the country are beginning to find is that some of these SIDS deaths - perhaps even a good share of them - may be caused by problems that occur when babies sleep in the same bed as their parents.
So rather than a mystery, the deaths may be caused by a parent rolling over on the baby or somehow blocking the baby's airway.
Lorna Benson of Minnesota Public Radio reports.