Bedsharing and Breastfeeding: The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocol #6, Revision 2019

Breastfeed Med. 2020 Jan;15(1):5-16. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2019.29144.psb. Epub 2020 Jan 7.


A central goal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is the development of clinical protocols for managing common medical problems that may impact breastfeeding success. These protocols serve only as guidelines for the care of breastfeeding mothers and infants and do not delineate an exclusive course of treatment or serve as standards of medical care. Variations in treatment may be appropriate according to the needs of an individual patient.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Beds*
  • Breast Feeding / methods*
  • Female
  • Health Promotion / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Sleep
  • Social Support
  • Societies, Medical
  • United States