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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Introduction

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: SIDS is a syndrome marked by the symptoms of sudden and unexplained death of an apparently healthy infant aged one month to one year. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is available below.

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Prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Prevention information for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

  • Good prenatal care during pregnancy
  • Avoid smoking during pregnancy
  • Sleep baby on their back - this is safer than on their stomach. Can be difficult for babies that like to roll onto their stomach. Not recommended if the baby has some other disorder that makes them likely to vomit or choke such as GERD or certain upper airway disorders .
  • Sleep baby on their side - not as effective as on the back; ensure their lower arm is forward to avoid rolling onto their front.
  • Sleep baby on firm mattress - avoid overly soft beddings.
  • more preventions...»

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Definitions of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome:

Sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant, typically occurring between 3 weeks and 5 months of age, most infants dying at night, and not explained by postmortem data. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or a subtype of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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