This is a touchy subject for many people. There are those that are completely against co-sleeping for fear that something will happen to the baby. And there are others who swear by it and absolutely love the convenience.
Now you may think that co-seeping would have just the opposite effect – I mean having your baby in the same room would just wake you up more often. However, if you are breastfeeding, co-sleeping can help everyone get better sleep.
Instead of having to get out of bed repeatedly, all mom has to do is roll over and feed the baby lying down. The baby doesn’t wake up all the way and everyone goes back to sleep much faster and easier.
Just a quick note: ALWAYS practice caution when co-sleeping. Do not allow blankets and pillows near your baby’s face, do not place them next to someone who sleeps very deeply, and do not fall asleep while you are feeding your baby.