American Academy of Pediatrics issued new recommendations for parents that could help reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome …



Under the new recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics babies should sleep in the parent’s room for at least the first six months of birth, in order to prevent the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.

Ideally, babies should stay in their parents’ room during the night at least a year. Of course, this does not mean that parents with their babies should not share a bed because it increases the risk of sudden infant death (SIDS). The safest place for infants sleep on a firm surface such as a bed or a cradle without any soft supplements – bedding, bumpers or pillows.

Sleeping in the same room, but not the bed, can reduce the risk of SIDS by 50 percent, say American pediatricians.

“Sharing the bed with baby can be very dangerous, and this is especially true of infants younger than four months, and those babies who had low weight at birth,” said Dr. Lori Feldman, co-authored the research conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

To reduce the risk of SIDS, the new recommendations are also supported by the contact “skin to skin” between parents and babies, if possible immediately after birth.

If the mother’s birth by Caesarean razom, contact “skin to skin” should be applied immediately after awakening, and by then my dad would be to apply the so-called.Kangaroo effect.

Breastfeeding may also be helpful in preventing sudden death syndrome, or mother should not sleep in bed with their babies to breastfeed more easily at night.

“SIDS usually occurs when babies sleep on their stomach, soft surface or if sleeping with parents or anyone in the same bed,” said Dr. Fern Hauk, a pediatrician at the University of Virginia.

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