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Which babies are at risk for sids?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Smoking, prone sleep

Not only is there no treatment to prevent sids, it is the most common cause of death in infants.
We DO know risk factors are smoking, NOT breastfeeding, Warm room temperature, baby wearing a hat to sleep, and prone sleeping. So the least SIDS risk is the baby who is breastfed, put down to sleep on his back, in a 68 degree room, without a hat, in a nonsmoking environment.

In brief: Smoking, prone sleep

Not only is there no treatment to prevent sids, it is the most common cause of death in infants.
We DO know risk factors are smoking, NOT breastfeeding, Warm room temperature, baby wearing a hat to sleep, and prone sleeping. So the least SIDS risk is the baby who is breastfed, put down to sleep on his back, in a 68 degree room, without a hat, in a nonsmoking environment.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Risk factors for sids doesn't mean causality.
The best current working model of sids suggests that more than 1 senario of pre-existing conditions and initiating events may lead to sids. Common risk factors: back to sleep; firm sleep surface; soft objects and loos bedding out of crib; no smoking; separate sleeping environment; pacifier; avoid overheating. 2/3 of victims have no known risk factors!

In brief: See below

Risk factors for sids doesn't mean causality.
The best current working model of sids suggests that more than 1 senario of pre-existing conditions and initiating events may lead to sids. Common risk factors: back to sleep; firm sleep surface; soft objects and loos bedding out of crib; no smoking; separate sleeping environment; pacifier; avoid overheating. 2/3 of victims have no known risk factors!
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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Dr. Donna Wilkins
Pediatrics - Neonatology

In brief: Risk of SIDS

Sids risk factors babies who sleep on their stomachs •babies around cig.
Smoke while in utero or after being born •babies who sleep in the same bed as their parents - probably suffocation not sids •babies with soft bedding in the crib •multiple births (being a twin, triplet, etc.) •preterm babies •babies who have a brother or sister who had sids •mothers who smoke or use illegal drugs •teen mom.

In brief: Risk of SIDS

Sids risk factors babies who sleep on their stomachs •babies around cig.
Smoke while in utero or after being born •babies who sleep in the same bed as their parents - probably suffocation not sids •babies with soft bedding in the crib •multiple births (being a twin, triplet, etc.) •preterm babies •babies who have a brother or sister who had sids •mothers who smoke or use illegal drugs •teen mom.
Dr. Donna Wilkins
Dr. Donna Wilkins
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