-- Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Experts at the American
Academy of Pediatrics say breast-feeding and proper immunizations
can both lower baby's risk for sudden infant death syndrome
Those are two new recommendations issued Tuesday as part of the
AAP's updated SIDS guidelines.
Since 1992, when the AAP recommended that all babies should be
placed on their backs to sleep, SIDS has declined sharply in the
United States, according to an AAP news release. But sleep-related
deaths from other causes such as suffocation, entrapment and
accidental strangulation have increased.
The updated guidelines, slated for Oct. 18 release at the AAP's
national meeting in Boston, are published online and in the
November print issue of the journal
Pediatrics. They offer additional advice for parents to create a safe sleeping environment for their babies and include three important new recommendations:
Among the other recommendations for parents:
The Nemours Foundation has more about
sleep and newborns.
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