Friday, August 12, 2011

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Newborns are often more spend time to sleep. And not a few of the babies who fell asleep with the way his stomach. Is this a good position for the baby?
The opinions pro mentions in the position the baby will sleep more soundly on her stomach, comfortable, and better breathing motion. Sleeping with the position rests on the stomach is also considered to make the baby felt in the arms of his mother.
On the other hand, experts say babies should sleep in a supine position at least until he was 4 months old. Why? A study reveals that babies sleep in the prone position more often than SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) or sudden infant death syndrome. Own the most experienced SIDS infants aged 2-4 months.

There is no way to predict whether a baby has a risk of SIDS, although the incidence of SIDS deaths declined last 10 years. Creating a safe environment for baby to sleep is one way to prevent SIDS.

In the first year of life, infants should be set for the supine sleep. If sleeping on his side, he should be positioned supine with one arm forward to prevent it rolling over face down.

Risk factor for SIDS

Sleeping on his stomach (in infants less than 4 months)
• a soft mattress (the baby is less than 1 year)
• Premature Babies
• History of SIDS in siblings
• Many children
• Winter
• His mother smoker
• drug addict mother
• young mother
• a short distance between the two pregnancies
• Treatment during pregnancy is less
• low socio-economic group.
SIDS is more common in baby boys.

Prevent the occurrence of SIDS is the main reason of the experts that infants sleep in the supine or tilted position. Since the American Academy of Paediatrics campaigned for infants sleep on their backs, SIDS rates have fallen by 50 percent.
Research in 2003 as published in the Archives of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, also found another benefit of sleeping on your back, which reduce the risk of ear infections, fevers and disorders of the nose.

some way to prevent your baby sleep on his stomach:

1. Booster of a soft foam can be purchased for this purpose.
2. Avoid dolls, pillows, fluffy blankets, loose and make sure your baby's face uncovered
3. Be careful not to make your baby overheat because of too thick blanket or dressing in layers.
4. Do not smoke and do not let anyone smoke around your baby.
5. Make sure it has a mat stable / stiff in a crib that is recognized safety.
6. Let the baby management when sleeping, as long as he has not aged one year. Research suggests that pacifiers tend to lower the risk of SIDS.
7. After the baby is asleep, move it to the crib. Babies who sleep on their own tend to be low risk for SIDS.

monitoring your baby, so your baby does not stop breathing. There is some indication that you consider the baby's condition:

* If your baby has a history of conditions that endanger their lives, such as a bluish, or a history of conditions that require resuscitation / artificial respiration is mouth-to-mouth.
* If your baby has a sibling who died from SIDS.
* If the baby is born prematurely.
* Treatment of poor pregnancy
* Mothers aged less than 20 years at delivery
* Children who sweat because clothes are too thick to wear during sleep

Ensure that routine examinations for healthy babies to make sure her lungs are well developed and immunization activities.


Parents who lose children to SIDS requires emotional support. The cause of her death is unknown, so they often feel guilty.
Maybe it's good if parents plan to have another child.


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