Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome by Le Anna Dossman

Le Anna Dossman

Many more children die of SIDS in a year than all who die of cancer, heart disease, pneumonia, child abuse, AIDS, cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy combined,” http://sids-network.org/facts.htm. Sudden infant death syndrome is when a young baby between the ages of one too twelve months old suddenly stops breathing while sleeping and dies. This happens every day every hour about seven thousand babies a year.

SIDS strikes without warning and has no cure  and no doctors can predict that it will happen. SIDS happens to babies that are perfectly healthy and has nothing medically wrong with them. There are ways to try to reduce the risks of your baby dying from SIDS.

 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a medical term that describes the sudden death of an infant which remains unexplained after all known and possible causes have been carefully ruled out through autopsy, death scene investigation, and review of the medical history.”  http://sids-network.org/facts.htm

There is no way to prevent SIDS but here are some ways to help reduce the chances: making sure that your baby is sleeping in his or her crib (make sure the crib has a firm mattress with a tight-fitting sheet) and is asleep on their back, also there should be nothing in the crib with your baby including blankets if you can keep them warm without one, make sure your babies face is uncovered, no smoking around your baby and do not overheat or overdress.” Recent studies have begun to isolate several risk factors which, though not causes of SIDS in and of themselves, may play a role in some cases. We share this information with you in the interest of providing parents with the latest medical evidence from research in the U.S. and other countries in the hope of giving your baby the best possible chance to thrive.”  http://sids-network.org/facts.htm

“SIDS prevention strategies include a well-ventilated sleeping room and putting infants on their back to sleep.[4] Pacifiers and tummy time can help reduce known risk factors.[5] Despite the gradual expansion of medical knowledge on SIDS causes and risk factors, definitive diagnosis remains difficult; infanticide and child abuse cases may be misdiagnosed as SIDS due to lack of evidence, and caretakers of SIDS victims are sometimes falsely accused of foul play.[6][7] Accidental suffocations are also sometimes misdiagnosed as SIDS and vice versa.[8”] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudden_infant_death_syndrome

Doctors have eliminated certain things that they know that SIDS is not. SIDS is not caused by external suffocation, choking or vomiting, it is also not contagious. Children do not suffer when they pass away from SIDS. It can also not be predicted and it is not a new thing it is referred to as the old testament because it has been around since the beginning of mankind.

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