Tag: "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome"

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Does Swaddling Increase the Risk for SIDS in Infants?

A new analysis from the University of Bristol/United Kingdom published online May 9th in Pediatrics concludes that the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) may increase when babies are swaddled and sleep on their stomachs or their sides.

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Wichita Police Reports 4 Baby Co-Sleeping Deaths Over The Last Month

If not done properly co-sleeping can turn deadly. This week the Wichita police confirmed that there had been a steep increase in infant deaths in their area from parents not sharing their beds safely with their infants.

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Back Sleeping Shown To Reduce SIDS

Many parents will remember the “Back To Sleep” campaign in the early 1990’s. Launched to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the number of babies dying from SIDS was dramatically reduced after the campaign began. However, a recent study shows that the decline of these deaths has plateaued in the recent years.

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Study: Safe Sleep Practices for Infants Still Misunderstood by Caregivers

The rate of infant deaths due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) has decreased dramatically since the Back to Sleep campaign started in the early 90s. Unfortunately, it is still rated as third most common reason of death for infants, with approximately 4 out of every 10,000 live births resulting in cot death.

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Mother Starts Organization to Ban Supplemental Playpen Mats after Losing Son

We talk a lot about sleep safety, and for good reason! Unsafe sleeping habits have life-threatening implications for infants. But as Joyce Davis knows, it goes so much further than just following the rules and recommendations.

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Higher Elevations Linked to Increased Risk of SIDS

While Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDs, is rare, it is a condition that most parents fear. Part of the reason is that, while we are aware of risk factors, the root cause of the condition is still somewhat obscure.

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Sofa Sleeping Found to be Particularly Dangerous for Infants

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) – the sudden death of an infant under one year of age that cannot be explained after a thorough investigation – is the leading cause of death among infants 12 months old and younger. A high percentage of those cases have been tied to problems with the sleeping environment. This is why the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says that the safest place for babies is in the same room as their caregivers in a separate bed – one that is free of comforters, bumpers, pillows, and toys.

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Bed Sharing Greatest Risk Factor for Sleep-Related Infant Deaths, Study Says

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death of infants between one and 12 months. In fact, more than 2,000 infants die of the condition in the United States, each and every year. Though the actual “cause” is unknown, a new study now suggests that the biggest risk factor in such deaths is bed-sharing.

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Alarming Number of Parents Still Placing Babies on Sides and Stomachs to Sleep

Sudden Infant Death syndrome is the label given to infant deaths that, after an autopsy, thorough examination of the scene, and a review of the infant’s medical history, no other cause of death is found. It is the leading cause of infant death in the country (responsible for more than 2,000 infant deaths in 2010, the most recent year for which information is available).

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Researchers Make an Amazing Breakthrough in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

With the goal to educate parents regarding safe sleeping practices, the Back To Sleep campaign has reduced the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome rate by more than 50% during the last decade. However, it still remains the leading cause of death among infants, killing approximately 4,000 infants each and every year.

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IVF Births More Likely to Result in Complications, Study Says

In vitro fertilization (IVF) has helped millions of women conceive and give birth. However, there are studies that have indicated there are additional risks involved, including a higher risk of miscarriage and preterm birth. Now, a new study – said to be the largest of its kind – has been added to the previous ones, and it’s found some other risks that women considering any type of fertility assistance should be aware of.