Sudden Infant Death Discussion. PSY 632.docx - My first initial response is in support of co-sleeping because I co-sleep However a lot of medical

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My first initial response is in support of co-sleeping, because I co-sleep. However, a lot of medical specialist are against co-sleeping as it seems to be a contributing factor to SIDS. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is a sudden death that happens within the first year of an infant’s life for unknown reasons, and no disorders or illnesses (Mayo Clinic, 2019). I feel like SIDS can happen regardless if a parent is co-sleeping; although, it may increase the risks associated with SIDS. There seems to be a combination of physical and environmental factors that make infant’s more vulnerable to succumb to SIDS. For instance, some physical reasons could be brain defects, low birth weight, premature babies, or possibly respiratory infection. Some environmental reasons could be baby sleeping on stomach or side, sleeping on blankets, overheating, and co- sleeping (Mayo Clinic 2019). Some medical researchers have identified an array of factors that might play a role in
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