Sleeping with baby warning

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Sleeping with baby warning

Health and social care leaders have launched a safe sleeping campaign following a rise in infant deaths across Northamptonshire.

Nationally, over 300 babies a year die suddenly and unexpectedly from co-sleeping with a parent or carer.

Northamptonshire is above the national average, with six deaths since December 2014 attributed to unsafe sleeping situations and therefore probably preventable deaths, according to the local Safeguarding Children Board.

The NSCB says sleeping next to your baby, or co-sleeping, is one of the biggest causes of death for babies under a year old.

The campaign is supported by all members of the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board including Northamptonshire County Council, NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Corby CCG, Northamptonshire Police and the county s acute NHS Trusts.

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