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What does sids (sudden infant death syndrome) have to do with smoking?
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes
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