A rather painful subject, but real concerns us now Living Health. The syndrome of sudden infant death syndrome is an evil that has been known for several years as such, but despite the efforts of doctors and scientists still do not know for sure what time what causes or induces. Yes behaviors or situations known pre-and postpartum predispose why prevention is the focus where it should be done until there is a concrete way to fight it.
On the syndrome
What is it?
Is defined as the sudden death of an infant under one year during the sleep -or so it is believed, no known cause shown by the autopsy. The syndrome of sudden infant death is one of the leading causes of infant death in children under one year and in some countries the number one.
It usually happens more often between two and four months of age and a higher proportion of boys than girls affected. In turn, it has been noted to occur primarily in winter months. Although since the mid-90 index, has declined considerably, remains a major cause of death in children.
Possible causes and risk factors
No one knows the exact causes of this evil, but they have considered other variables that might be related to the outcome. However, none of them has a direct connection or reliable.
Related to parents: teenage mother, maternal smoking or drug users, multiple births, lack of prenatal care, premature.
Related to the environment: exposure to cigarette smoke, stomach sleeping, sleeping together, and a mattress is too soft.
Recommended prevention and care
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (American Academy of Pediatrics), here are some recommendations to reduce the risk of sudden death:
A proper position during sleep: sleeping on your back and avoid putting your baby on his stomach or side. Use a crib mattress and avoid hard sleeping with other people in the same bed.
Check that the room temperature is not too high
Avoid giving your baby food that may lead to difficulty breathing or airway. Breastfeeding helps these are not blocked and operating correctly.
There really is no strictly correct to help avoid this, it only remains to follow the recommendations and try to avoid the baby any difficulties that may lead to something worse.
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