Safe Infant Sleep: 
Expert Answers to Your Cosleeping Questions

Throughout history and across cultures, sleeping with your baby has been the norm, yet today the practice is fraught with questions, fear, and guilt. Parents are left exhausted, and those who cherish the closeness of cosleeping find themselves doubting their parental instincts.


In Safe Infant Sleep, Dr. James J. McKenna:

  • breaks down the controversial political and social aspects of sleep safety,

  • counters common misconceptions with hard science,

  • shares the latest scientific research on the benefits of cosleeping,

  • offers guidelines for a variety of safe sleeping arrangements,

  • and introduces “breastsleeping,” a bedsharing technique based on the fundamental biological connection between breastfeeding and infant sleep.

"Trusted advice from the world's authority on cosleeping!"

—William Sears, M.D.

Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Pediatrician, Co-author of The Baby Sleep Book

© 2020 James J. McKenna, Ph.D.