- 26 Nov 2015
- Position Statement
Co-sleeping and Bed-sharing (ACM) Position Statement - 2014
Co-sleeping and Bed-sharing (ACM) Position Statement - 2014.
The ACM supports the facilitation of women and their families making informed choices in maternity and child care, including decisions about where their baby sleeps.
The ACM advocates a risk minimisation approach in which the individual family’s circumstances are considered when providing advice about infant care practices parents will use in caring for their baby. The ACM believes that in ensuring the safety of babies, it is crucial to respect and support cultural norms and practices.
The ACM does not support a risk elimination approach in which all parents are informed not to bed-share or co-sleep with their baby under any circumstances.