Safe sleep vs. breastfeeding: Why is this issue still controversial?
Learning Areas:Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Describe unintended consequences of some Safe-sleep messages that may result in increased risk to infants. Describe conflicts of interest related to SIDS, Safe Sleep and Infant Mortality groups. Describe flaws and limitations in research studies that are used as the basis of Safe Sleep policies.
Keyword(s): Infant Mortality, Breastfeeding
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the co-author of an article on this specific issue published in JOGNN. I am currently contracted to write a book on this topic, and am the author of 4 textbooks in breastfeeding and human lactation. I serve on the Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality, a priority program of Ohio Department of Health and a comparable program in my county. I served as Breastfeeding Coordinator for Ohio Department of Health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.