Flashcards in SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME Deck (6):
What is the lay term for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?
Before what age do most cases of sudden infant death syndrome occur?
Before 6 months
What are the risk factors for sudden death infant syndrome?
Maternal smoking during gestation
Lying on front during sleep
Overheating at home
Co-sleeping especially on sofa or chair under the influence of alcohol
What can be done to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome?
Avoid risk factors where possible
Always place baby on their back
Place baby in the "feet to foot" position (with their feet touching the end of the cot
Don't cover your baby's head with the blanket
Use a mattress thats firm, flat and waterproof
Breastfeed baby if you can
How many babies die of sudden death infant syndrome in the UK every year?