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Unformatted text preview: 1000 births to 0.56 reported in 2000. The mission of the American SIDS Institute is to help prevent sudden infant death and to “promote infant health through an aggressive, comprehensive nationwide program of: research, clinical services, education, and family support. To help prevent SIDS, parents-to-be should seek pregnancy care early in child development and follow all normal procedures to avoid teratogens which can cause many lifelong problems. Also, they should avoid teen pregnancies and wait at least one year between pregnancies which decreases the rate of SIDS. Also, current parents should take certain precautions to avoid SIDS. Simple things like putting the baby to sleep on its back and breast feeding all show statistics favorable to avoiding SIDS....
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- Spring '07
- SIDS, Sudden infant death syndrome, American SIDS Institute