On every side
Rose strangers' voices,
Hard and harsh and loud.
The baby was not wrapped in any shroud.
The mother made no sound. Her head was bowed
That men's eyes might not see
- Helen Hunt Jackson
In Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, no cause of death can be found, nor are any noticeable precursory symptoms evident. The child does not show signs of suffering and almost all cases of sudden infant death syndrome occur during sleep.
Although the specific causes of SIDS remains unknown, several factors have been identified that may put the babies at risk. According to researchers, simple measures can be taken to prevent the child from succumbing to SIDS. The most significant step is to, perhaps, to place the baby on his or her back.
Since 1992, parents have been advised by pediatricians to put their babies to sleep on their backs, and never on their stomachs. Incidence of SIDS have since then declined by 43 percent. The cause of this 'silent killer' remains a mystery.
What is New in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?
1. Do Baby Sitters Know All About Safe Baby Sleeping Position? Not LikelyBabies who had died due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), might have been placed in unsafe sleep positions, such as on their stomachs, or in unsafe locations, such as a couch, finds a new study. These dangerous mistakes are accidentally committed by babysitters and relatives when parents are not around.Read More..
Latest Publications and Research on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome / Cot DeathPre- and early postnatal nicotine exposure exacerbates autoresuscitation failure in serotonin-deficient rat neonates. - Published by PubMed
The Implementation of Coronial Recommendations in Tasmania: Two Case Studies on Child Deaths. - Published by PubMed
The effects of sleeping position, maternal smoking and substance misuse on the ventilatory response to hypoxia in the newborn period. - Published by PubMed