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Doctor insights on: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Sids And Excessive Crying

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At what age is sudden infant death syndrome sids most likely?

At what age is sudden infant death syndrome sids most likely?

SIDS: The highest incidence is from 2 to 4 months of age and declines to virtually none after the first year of life. Remember always put the baby on its back to sleep. This also reduces the incidence. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more


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What is sudden infant death syndrome sids?

What is sudden infant death syndrome sids?

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, this occurs randomly thru all races & cultures. It is seen is early as a few days of age& by research definition up to 1yr. It tends to cluster in the first 4m, occur more in babies sleeping on their belly, in premi's, in households with smokers. ...Read more

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What is sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?

What is sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?

Unexplained death : Sids(also called crib death, cot death or sudden & unexplained death of infancy) is just that, unexplained. First described in egyptian hieroglyphs, this occurs randomly thru all races & cultures. It is seen is early as a few days of age& by research definition up to 1yr. It tends to cluster in the first 4m, occur more in babies sleeping on their belly, in premi's, in households with smokers. ...Read more

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What does sids (sudden infant death syndrome) have to do with smoking?

What does sids (sudden infant death syndrome) have to do with smoking?

POISON!!: We don't know the exact specifics of what happens, but the statistics clearly show much higher rates of sids in parents who smoke. If mom smoked while pregnant, the toxins likely affect baby's respiratory center in brain and make it less mature. After birth, the poisons and toxins in the smoke, which can stick to your clothes, may affect the "switch" to tell baby to breath or affect the heartbeat. ...Read more

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Sids means sudden infant death syndrome. What causes it?

Sids means sudden infant death syndrome. What causes it?

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. ...Read more

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Has sudden infant death syndrome in survivors been linked to learning disabilities ?

SIDS: I would say this is an alte, or an apparent life threatening event vs. Surviving sids. It is reasonable to say if your brain was without oxygen for a significant amount of time than it is possible that later there could be a ld. It could be hard to prove on a case by case basis the exact cause of a ld. ...Read more

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How to prevent sudden infant death syndrome?

How to prevent sudden infant death syndrome?

Back Sleeping: The major way is for your infant to sleep on their back. Altho not 100% preventative, it is the single best method. Secondly, do not co-bed with your child.Even in the best of situations, tragedies have occured. ...Read more

Dr. Holly Maes
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Sids (Definition)

SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It defines as a group sudden death to newborns up to one year of age without an identifiable cause. If a cause of death can be identified, this cannot be defined as SIDS. Certain factors in the US are believed to contribute to a decreased rate Of SIDS, including sleeping on the back instead of the stomach, breast feeding, ...Read more


Excessive Crying (Definition)

Infants normally cry a total of 1 - 3 hours a day. It is perfectly normal for an infant to cry in an attempt to communicate hunger, thirst, discomfort, tiredness, or loneliness. It is also normal for a baby to have a fussy period in the evening. However, if an infant cries too often it may suggest a ...Read more