Dr. McKenna's articles have been published in numerous popular and academic publications, including: 

  • Evolutionary Perspectives on Mother-Infant Sleep Proximity and Breastfeeding in a Laboratory Setting, by Lee T. Gettler and James J. McKenna. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 144: 454-462. 2011.

  • Maternal Proximity and CO2 Environment During Bedsharing and Possible Implications for SIDS Research, by S. Mosko, C. Richard, J. McKenna, S. Drummond and D. Mukai. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 103:315-328, 1997.

  • Sleep and Arousal Patterns of Cosleeping Human Mother-Infant Pairs: A Preliminary Physiological Study with Implications for the Study of SIDS, by James J. McKenna, Sarah Mosko, Claibourne Dungy and Jan McAninch. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 83:331-347. 1990.

  • Co-Sleeping, Breastfeeding and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, by James J. McKenna and Lee T. Gettler, Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development [online] 2010.

  • Sleep Arousal, Synchrony and Independence among Mothers and Infants Sleeping Apart and Together (Same Bed): An Experiment in Evolutionary Medicine, by James J. McKenna and Sarah Mosko. Acta Pediatrica, An International Journal of Pediatrics, Supplement 390. 1994.

  • Evolution and Infant Sleep: An Experimental Study of Infant-Parent Cosleeping and Its Implications for SIDS. Acta Pediatrica: An International Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 2 Supplement 389. 1993.

  • In Defense of Maya's Mother, by James J. McKenna. Contemporary Pediatrics, 16:7 (June) 116-117. 2000.

  • Who Wants to Sleep Alone? Mothering Magazine Reprint, including: The Science of Sharing Sleep, by Lee T. Gettler and James J. McKenna. Mothering Magazine, 153 (Jan-Feb issue). 2009.

  • Sleeping with Baby: An Internet-Based Sampling of Parental Experiences, Choices, Perceptions and Interpretations in a Western Industrialized Context, by James J. McKenna and L. Volpe. Infant and Child Development 16:359-385. 2007.

  • Night waking among breastfeeding mothers and infants: Conflict, congruence or both?, by James J. McKenna. Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health. pp 3-17, 2014.

  • Apnea and Periodic Breathing in Bed-Sharing and Solitary Sleeping Infants, by Christopher Richard, Sarah Mosko and James J. McKenna. Journal of Applied Psychology 84(4): 1374-1380. 1998.

  • Nighttime Parenting Strategies and Sleep-Related Risks to Infants, by Lane E. Volpe, Helen L. Ball, and James J. McKenna. Social Science and Medicine [online] 2012. 

  • Mother-Infant Cosleeping with Breastfeeding in the Western Industrialized Context: A Biocultural Perspective, by James J. McKenna and Lee T. Gettler. Textbook of Human Lactation. T.W. Hale and P.E. Hartmann, eds. Amarillo, Texas: Hale Publishing, 2007.

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