The safest sleeping position for newborns
You’ve probably spent some time researching breastfeeding positions for your baby, but what about newborn sleeping positions? Studies show that babies sleeping on their backs have a decreased chance of developing SIDS, which is most likely to occur during the first six months.
Also known as crib death, SIDS is associated with problems with the part of the brain that controls breathing and sleep arousal. Side sleeping and tummy sleeping can partially obstruct your baby’s airway, making it harder for them to breathe.