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    Three Challenges to Infant  Three Challenges to Infant  Health Health  Dr. Leilani Brown
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Sudden Infant Death  Sudden Infant Death  Syndrome Syndrome Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)  is the term for the sudden unexpected  death of an otherwise healthy infant in  the first year of life. SIDS strikes most often in the first six  months, targets more boys than girls,  and some ethnic groups such as Native  American and African American, show a  higher incidence. Scientists do not know what causes  SIDS. They do know that the most important  risk factor is sleeping position.  
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Risk Factors for SIDS Risk Factors for SIDS Some risk factors exist that increase the  danger of SIDS: Preterm birth Parental smoking and environmental  smoke Multiples, such as twins, triplets, and  quads which are often born preterm Low birth weight Maternal use of alcohol or illegal drugs  during pregnancy
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What SIDS is NOT What SIDS is NOT SIDS is NOT due to any of the  following: Pneumonia Choking Upper Respiratory Disease Suffocation Immunizations  Vomiting Child Abuse
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Reducing the Risk of SIDS Reducing the Risk of SIDS Research has shown that infants who sleep  in the prone position  (on the tummy) are  more likely to be victims of SIDS. Parents and caregivers should always place  infants on their backs to sleep. ‘ Blankets, stuffed toys, pillows and bedding  that may overheat the infant should be  avoided.  To keep infants warm, blanket sleepers  should be used. In the US, the Back to Sleep campaign has  helped lower the incidence of SIDS. SIDS peaks at 2 to 4 months and is more  likely to occur during the winter months.
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SIDS Back to Sleep Campaign SIDS Back to Sleep Campaign The Back to Sleep campaign is  named  for its recommendation to place healthy  babies on their backs to sleep.  Placing babies on their backs to sleep  reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death  Syndrome.
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