Anyway, I want to read the actual findings but they are not on the Vic coroners website yet. I think in this case they are using the term 'SIDS' to also mean unexpected deaths, so including suffocation, which I agree is a very real risk to bed-sharing if done unsafely. I heard on thr news they are saying the blanket statement that it's unsafe because the message that you must only bed-share under x,y,z circumstances isn't working. The problem I think is though, that most people who make a conscious decision to bed share probably do it safely, I think it most likely affects the people choosing NOT to bed share but who fall asleep on the couch with baby etc.
Either way it's very sad, I always find it interesting that bed-sharers are fair game, yet no-one bats an eyelid at someone who sleeps their baby in their own room from a couple of weeks old, when this clearly carries risks as well.