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Department of Anthropology

Academic Staff

Publication details for Prof Helen L. Ball

Ball, H.L., Blair, P.S. & Ward-Platt, M.P. (2004). 'New' practice of bedsharing and risk of SIDS (letter). Lancet 363(9420): 1558.

Author(s) from Durham


In commenting on the paper by R G Carpenter and co-workers,1 David Tappin and colleagues (Mar 20, p 994)2 claim parent-infant bedsharing to be a “new practice”, and urge caution in “tampering with our own culturally derived infant care practices”. But what are these practices?