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SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment

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dc.contributor.author TASK FORCE ON SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-30T16:41:45Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-30T16:41:45Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation TASK FORCE ON SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME. (2016). SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment. Pediatrics, e20162938. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatrics/early/2016/10/25/peds.2016-2938.full.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/3064
dc.description.abstract Approximately 3500 infants die annually in the United States from sleep- abstract related infant deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS; International Classifi cation of Diseases, 10th Revision [ICD-10], R95), illdefi ned deaths (ICD-10 R99), and accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed (ICD-10 W75). After an initial decrease in the 1990s, the overall death rate attributable to sleep-related infant deaths has not declined in more recent years. Many of the modifi able and nonmodifi able risk factors for SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths are strikingly similar. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a safe sleep environment that can reduce the risk of all sleep-related infant deaths. Recommendations for a safe sleep environment include supine positioning, the use of a fi rm sleep surface, room-sharing without bed-sharing, and the avoidance of soft bedding and overheating. Additional recommendations for SIDS reduction include the avoidance of exposure to smoke, alcohol, and illicit drugs; breastfeeding; routine immunization; and use of a pacifi er. New evidence is presented for skin-to-skin care for newborn infants, use of bedside and in-bed sleepers, sleeping on couches/armchairs and in sitting devices, and use of soft bedding after 4 months of age. The recommendations and strength of evidence for each recommendation are included in this policy statement. The rationale for these recommendations is discussed in detail in the accompanying technical report en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pediatrics en_US
dc.subject infant death en_US
dc.subject SIDS en_US
dc.subject policy statement en_US
dc.subject infant sleeping environment en_US
dc.title SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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