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what are the causes of sudden infant death ?

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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 understand associations. Prematurity, poverty, smokers in household, multiple birth & the big one, sleeping on the belly, are all associated with higher risk.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
And bed-sharing.
Nov 4, 2012
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
And bed-sharing.
Nov 4, 2012

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What causes sudden infant death syndrome?

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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 is link for some information about it: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002533/.
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What do you think causes sudden infant death syndrome?

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Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 36 years experience
CO2 retention: Although not accepted universally, the current theory regarding sids is the rebreathing of co2 which is normally exhaled with each breath by all humans. The idea is that sids is caused by the rebreathing of co2, in the prone position. Co2, which is a respiratory depressant, is rebreathed when infants inhale from a pocket of exhaled co2. This is why fans, and supine positioning is recommended.
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Can I breastfeed my baby if I have mastitis?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Mastitis: Yes, it is safe to nurse your baby with the infected breast. The main cause for the mastitis is your baby not emptying the breast during feedings.
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A 45-year-old female asked:

Been trying for a baby for a while now would pro seed help me? If this don't work what drug can I take , my partner taken a sperm test already and ok

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Dr. Shital Hubli
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Trying to conceive: You do not mention how long you have been trying. After 35 year of age if you have been trying to conceive for 4-6 months and have not succeded it is recommended that you seek professional help. Preseed is a sperm friendly lubricant that helps to relieve the vaginal dryness but does not aid in fertility. Gynecologists recommend this as the other lubricants are not sperm friendly.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Sids means sudden infant death syndrome. What causes it?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unknown: The extended name is Sudden and Unexplained Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS for short. Research on the problem is difficult because the victims body breaks down quickly after death.Population studies point risk factors, like cigarette smoking in the house, prone sleeping, prematurity,etc.

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