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How to prevent infant death

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Back to sleep: Number one measure is to place your baby on her back when sleeping always until she is at least 9 months. Other measures include keeping room temperat... Read More
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
SIDS: Back to sleep has made a significant impact on decreasing mortality from sids. Never lay your baby to sleep on his/her tummy. Other factors that con... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Back to sleep: Placing infants on their back to sleep has dropped the crib death rate by 40% in the us in the past decade or so. Rate increases with prone or side ... Read More
Dr. Noel Alonso
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Awareness is key!: Things that are known to reduce to reduce the incidence of sids: 1) back to sleep position 2) use of ceiling fans, 3) avoid crowding crib with unnece... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unexplained death : Sids(also called crib death, cot death or sudden & unexplained death of infancy) is just that, unexplained. First described in egyptian hieroglyph... Read More
Dr. Ew Schnyder
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unexplained: Sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, is the sudden death of an infant not predicted by medical history and remains unexplained despite full investig... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Sleep Position: Babies who sleep on their stomach or side, have a higher risk of sids, therefore they should always sleep on their back. Pacifier use and background n... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
SIDS: Also known as sudden infant death syndrome. This is when an otherwise healthy baby is put down to rest or sleep and when the parent checks on them fin... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Varies with age: Day 1= congenital anomalies day2-under six months= crib death 6m-3yr- crash related injury/death there are other issues but these are the majors.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Social causes: I am not politically savvy, but compared with the rest of the developed world, the United States has far more people who are very poor and who lack ac... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Varioius reasons: Sids can be very devastating to a family, as you can imagine. Unfortunately, it is more of a symptom and does not tell you much about the cause. Here ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unexplained death <1: Sids(also called crib death, cot death or sudden & unexplained death of infancy) is just that, unexplained. First described in egyptian hieroglyphs, t... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unknown: Although researched for decades the actual cause eludes us. In theory something in the breathing center of babies brain may be vulnerable. At most we ... Read More

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