I'm from the UK and am considering starting an API group here. We have slightly different health guidelines to the US on some parenting issues but as far as bed sharing goes the safety advice is fairly similar. However we do not have the distinction between breastfed babies and formula fed babies i.e. there is no advice that bottle fed babies should not bed share.
I've had a look at the API Safe Sleep Guidelines and I cannot see any advice on that regarding bedsharing for bottle fed babies.
I know from a recent discussion on a(nother UK based) natural parenting forum that mothers of bottle fed babies were quite adamant that the lack of breastfeeding did not decrease their awaremess of their baby at nighttime.
Could someone explain why API makes this distinction and what the reasons for it are?
Thanks so much!