sids

Breastfeeding for two months halves risk of SIDS
Breastfeeding for two months halves risk of SIDS (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Breastfeeding for at least two months cuts a baby’s risk of sudden infant death syndrome almost in half, a sweeping new international study has found. The study determined that mothers do not need to breastfeed exclusively for their baby to ... Read More »

SIDS breakthrough: why babies shouldn’t sleep face down
SIDS breakthrough: why babies shouldn’t sleep face down (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

International research involving the University of Adelaide has uncovered a developmental abnormality in babies – especially in premature babies and in boys – that for the first time has been directly linked to cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). ... Read More »

Baby sleep routines and SIDS
Baby sleep routines and SIDS (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A USC research team is conducting one of the largest studies ever into sudden and unexpected infant deaths in Queensland. The researchers are sending surveys across the state to families with babies born during April and May this year asking ... Read More »

Flat head syndrome usually not serious
Flat head syndrome usually not serious (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The number of infants who develop flat head syndrome — deformational plagiocephaly — has increased significantly since the start of the Back to Sleep campaign to combat Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in the 1990s. “The Back to Sleep campaign ... Read More »

Infants should sleep in their own beds to reduce the risk of SIDS
Infants should sleep in their own beds to reduce the risk of SIDS (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

The advice given to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, SIDS, has worked well, but the potential to save more lives exists. In addition to sleeping on their backs, infants should sleep in their own beds for the ... Read More »

Half of childcare centres fail cot mattress safety test
Half of childcare centres fail cot mattress safety test (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Public health researchers at the University of Adelaide are hoping to raise awareness among childcare centres of the potentially deadly consequences of using cot mattresses that are too soft. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) has been linked to a number ... Read More »

Caring for a baby with a cold: 3-12 months
Caring for a baby with a cold: 3-12 months (8 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

When a baby has a cold they will need plenty of love and support, and you may need to relieve some of their symptoms with simple baby cold remedies. While you give your baby love and support every day, it ... Read More »

Bed sharing leads to fivefold increase in risk of cot death for young babies
Bed sharing leads to fivefold increase in risk of cot death for young babies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Cot death – also known as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDs) – remains a major cause of death among babies under 1 year of age in high income countries. There is already a general consensus that sleeping with a baby ... Read More »

New recommendations in bedsharing debate
New recommendations in bedsharing debate (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers from Murdoch University’s School of Health Professions are urging health organisations to reconsider their attitudes to mothers and babies bedsharing. Associate Professor Catherine Fetherston said Australian and overseas agencies’ warnings against bedsharing were not well supported by evidence and ... Read More »

 
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