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Are Preemies More Susceptible To Sids
My daughter is over 3 months but 4 weeks early so 10 weeks and im so afraid of sids but with preemies does sids go by their age or gestational age?
Nope: Monitors have not been proven to reduce the risk of sids whatsoever. Breastfeed your baby, don't smoke. Put the baby down on his back in his own crib, with a standard mattress, no fluffy stuff, without a hat in a cool room, 68 degrees rather than 72. SIDS is luckily rare, one in 2,000 births. Latest thinking is that a brainstem abnormality reduces a breathing recovery when more oxygen is needed ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
12 months: This is by definition. In my forensic pathology practice, most "sids" cases that i see have occurred in an unsafe sleep environment. Historically, many have been missed homicides, and a pathologist will always want to rule out everything from having been fed raw honey (botulism) to being born without sweat glands to mutated ion channels in the heart. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
All babies are : We don't know exactly what causes sids (sudden infant death syndrome), so we can't know for sure which babies may be safe from it. (if any.) we do know some things increase the risk of sids, like smoke exposure, sleeping on tummies or sides, too soft bedding, use of pillows, maternal smoking while pregnant, overheating, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If im on androgel I have no sid effects senc 4 y es all my test there are fine do well I have aby kind of risk?
Suppression: Unusual that an individual was started on trt at the age of 44. There is no specific risk if your treatment was appropriately implemented, other than infertility (by way of "-" feedback inhibition, if you had normal spermatogenesis at age 44). Your follow-up test should include a hct and cholesterol: while trt should put you at your "usual" chol risk, erythrocytosis can make your blood "thicker". ...Read more
High until 12 months: Sudden infant death syndrome risk is very high from months 2-4 and tapers off until 12 months. It is best to practice safe sleeping habits. No pillows, stuffed animals or thick blankets in the crib with the baby. Always put your child to sleep on their back and never with a bottle. Do not allow your baby to sleep with other persons in the bed as there is a risk of rolling over and smothering. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
True cause unknown: Although studied in detail for years, the true origin of sids is unknown. Population studies have shown factors that increase the risk: belly sleeping or side sleeping(they fall on their belly), multiple birth, smoker in home, poverty, etc. The "back to sleep " program that started in ~1992 has resulted in a 40% drop in sids in some populations in the us. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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