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To the Editor The Bergman editorial, “Bed Sharing per se Is Not Dangerous,”1 admonishes the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for recommending against bedsharing to reduce sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) risk. He states that the studies supporting this position had “nonuniform and unverifiable information on the causes of death,” because medical examiners and coroners are moving away from classifying sudden and unexpected infant deaths (SUIDs) as SIDS, instead classifying these as accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed (ASSB) or unknown cause, and therefore, “the data…cannot be trusted.”
Hauck FR, Darnall RA, Moon RY. Parent-Infant Bedsharing Is Not Recommended. JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(4):387. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.5169