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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Black U.S. Babies Still More Likely To Die Than White Infants

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.17.2017 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Even as infant mortality rates are declining nationwide, there are some U.S. states where black babies are much more likely to die ...

Even More States Are Getting In On The Free ‘Baby Box’ Trend

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.30.2017 | Parents

For years, Finland has been hailed as a kind of promised land for parenting, thanks to its generous leave policies, subsidized daycare and famed free ...

The Scary But Rare Risk Linked To Exclusive Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.16.2017 | Healthy Living

UNICEF’s worldwide campaign to emphasize breastfeeding for infants will celebrate its 27th anniversary this year. In the U.S., this effort led to th...

These Centuries-Old Flax Baby Beds Are Helping To Prevent Infant Deaths

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 02.03.2017 | Parents

Sleep experts say a centuries-old woven bassinet may be the answer to saving dozens of New Zealand infants’ lives every year. New research showed th...

Exposing Double Standards Young Moms Face

Elizabeth L. Krause | Posted 05.07.2017 | Women
Elizabeth L. Krause

Surveillance of mothering practices and the "ideal" age of first-time mothering has intensified, thanks in no small part to the cacophony of biased studies, news reports, and state welfare apparatuses.

Is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome a Result of Stubbornness?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.15.2016 | Parents
Van Winkle's

The Back to Sleep initiative, now referred to as Safe to Sleep, has drastically reduced the number of crib deaths. The number of reported cases is three times lower than it was in the early 90s. But even one infant death is too many when it can be prevented by taking simple precautions.

SIDS May Be Linked To Elevation

Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents

By: Stephanie Pappas Published: 05/25/2015 05:13 AM EDT on LiveScience Babies who live at high elevations, those above 8,000 feet (2,438 meters)...

Finding a Mission Through Tragedy: Checking Hearts and Saving Lives

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Phyllis Sudman

My son Simon was born, beautiful and healthy, on October 21, 2004. He scored 8 and 9 on his APGAR test and was average for height and weight. He smiled for the first time at 47 days. He died suddenly a few weeks later.

20 Years of Protecting Infants During Sleep

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 01.10.2015 | Parents
Alan E. Guttmacher

Knowledge about SIDS has come a long way in the past 20 years. We've discovered many ways to reduce the risk of SIDS -- primary among them placing babies to sleep on their backs.

Co-Sleeping Greatly Increases Baby's Risk Of SIDS

Posted 05.21.2013 | Parents

By: Karen Rowan, MyHealthNewsDaily Managing Editor Published: 05/21/2013 07:19 AM EDT on LiveScience Babies who sleep in bed with a parent are m...

Smart Baby Suit Takes Aim At Sudden Infant Deaths

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

By: TechNewsDaily Staff Published: 01/02/2013 03:51 PM EST on TechNewsDaily Help is on the way for parents who lie awake in bed worrying about t...

Researchers Study Past SIDS Cases For Clues To Prevention

Posted 11.12.2012 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 11/09/2012 12:59 PM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily On Dec. 29, 2009, Dearea, a mother i...

WATCH: Why Can't We Stop Sudden Infant Deaths?

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.05.2012 | Health News

Over two thousand infants in America die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome each year. Despite efforts to educate parents, this number remains stagnan...

Googling Often Doesn't Get It Right When It Comes To Infant Sleep Safety

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The Web is not a doctor. The Internet can deliver information with amazing speed and volume, but it can't listen to your child's heartbeat or look into your baby's eyes while engaging in a conversation about your newborn's sleep habits.

SIDS And Vitamin D Deficiency: What's The Link?

Posted 03.27.2012 | Black Voices

As researchers and parenting groups continue to measure the effectiveness of recent guidelines aimed at reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndr...

Expert Tips For Battling Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Seed | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is an uncommon sleep disorder that usually affects children under the age of 1. We spoke to John Long, M.D., of Ol...

Researchers Investigating Unexplained Drop In Infant Deaths | Posted 03.19.2012 | Impact

In recent years, the number of reported cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has declined, with a 50 percent drop reported since 1990. Whil...

What Pediatricians Should Be Telling New Parents

Harvey Karp | Posted 01.18.2012 | Parents
Harvey Karp

We have cut SIDS deaths by over 50%. It's an enormous success and cause for celebration, but our work is far from done.

Sara Gaynes

Chicago Bans Sale Of Crib Bumpers | Sara Gaynes | Posted 11.09.2011 | Parents

Chicago passed a ban on the sale of crib bumper pads Thursday night, amidst concern that babies can suffocate on the bumpers. It's the first city to p...

Racial Disparity In Cook County Sleep-Related Infant Deaths

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

African-American infants in Cook County are 12 times more likely to die of sleep-related causes than white infants, according to researchers at Childr...

Hope For SIDS Kids And Their Parents

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Recently, a little bit of good news finally surfaced in the hunt for what causes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS): abnormal serotonin levels in the baby's brain.

SIDS Babies And Serotonin Study Reveals Missing Link | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Researchers may have solved the mystery of what makes some babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, which kills more than 2,300 bab...

How First Candle is Fighting SIDS

Emma Byrne Rooney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Emma Byrne Rooney

Every year, First Candle celebrates another year of helping babies survive and thrive with a beautiful evening of dinner and dancing under the stars.

Babies Dying at Alarming Rates: Calling Attention to a National Problem

Barbara A. Himes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara A. Himes

According to national statistics, of the 4,500 sudden, unexpected infant deaths that occur each year in the United States, at least 8 out of 10 happen when the baby is sleeping with an adult.

Cutting Risk of SIDS Could Be as Easy as Using a Fan

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

SIDS may never have a "cure," but we can learn how to reduce its risk and take those precautions every single day. Adding a fan to your baby's room is an inexpensive and easy thing to do.