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, 33 (7), 314-20

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: An Update

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: An Update

Rachel Y Moon et al. Pediatr Rev.

Abstract

Based on strong research evidence: All infants should be placed in the supine position for every sleep. Tobacco exposure pre- and postnatally should be avoided. Room sharing without bed sharing is recommended. It is recommended that blankets, pillows, and other soft bedding be removed from the infant sleep area. Overheating should be avoided. Breastfeeding should be encouraged for SIDS risk reduction. Pacifier use should be encouraged for SIDS risk reduction. Immunizations should be encouraged for SIDS risk reduction. The evidence for fan use or swaddling as strategies to reduce the risk of SIDS is inconclusive.

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