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Black Mothers and Attachment ParentingA Black Feminist Analysis of Intensive Mothering in Britain and Canada$
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Patricia Hamilton

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781529207934

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529207934.001.0001

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Mother Knows Best? Bedsharing against Expert Advice

Mother Knows Best? Bedsharing against Expert Advice

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(p.73) 5 Mother Knows Best? Bedsharing against Expert Advice
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Black Mothers and Attachment Parenting
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Patricia Hamilton

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529207934.003.0005

This chapter focuses on sleep as a universal and widely debated topic for parents and parenting experts. It talks about the where, when, and how of infant sleep that motivates public awareness campaigns, forum discussions, scholarly research, and parenting literature as each offers different solutions to the problem of managing babies' sleep. It also mentions the danger associated with the sleeping habit of babies, specifically the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The chapter mentions Back to Sleep as the most famous anti-SIDS campaigns in the mid-1990s, which advised parents to put babies to sleep on their backs. It examines bedsharing as the attachment parenting's solution to the problem of sleep, which is defined as a baby and its caregiver sharing an adult bed.

Keywords:   infant sleep, sleeping habit, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, SIDS, bedsharing, attachment parenting

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