Miss Willis, who is now pregnant again, told police she did not remember being told anything by health professionals about safe sleeping with babies, and said she had successfully co-slept
with her eldest child.
Amy, for instance, argues that Japanese parents have co-slept
with their kids for ages and still have one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the industrial world (the World Bank puts the figure at two deaths per 1,000 live births).
"We found that about 73 percent of families co-slept
at the one-month point.
" with many people, the night characterized by "punctuated sleeping" because co-sleepers would wake up and talk, or begin to eat.
Camp life presupposes limited fixity, great mobility, immediacy of coming and going, and intimate practices of mutual orientation, 'co-sleeping' (as Musharbash 'co-slept
' with various other women) and co-presence within camps.
Critics say neither study differentiated between babies who slept in bed with their parents and those who co-slept
on couches or other inappropriate surfaces.