Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as cot death or crib death, is the sudden unexplained death of a child less than one year of age.
What causes SIDS🤷
>Brain defects: where part of brain concerned with breathing is not properly developed.
>Low birth weight or premature babies: where lungs are not properly mature.
>Respiratory infections: cold and flu causing difficult respiration.
SLEEP RELATED ISSUES:
>Sleeping on tummy or side
>Sleeping on a soft surface
>Sharing a bed
>Gender: male are more affected
>Age: 2nd-4th month is the most vulnerable age
>Family history: where siblings and cousins have been lost sec to SIDS are at greater risk
>Passive smoking: a big time risk factor. >Smoking includes cigarette smoking as well as sheesha smoking
>Premature babies: surfactant in the lungs is not properly mature, hence lung development is compromised
>Race:usually more in non white population
>Maternal age: Teenage moms being slightly immature tend to take things on a lighter perspective, do not follow certain guide lines and face these consequences.
Other Maternal causes: if during the pregnancy mother drinks alcohol and smoke cigarettes she exposes her baby to SIDS
Some ways to prevent SIDS are as follows:💁
⚠️Place your baby on his or her back for all sleep times—naps and at night.
⚠️Use a firm, flat sleep surface, such as a mattress in a safety-approved crib, covered only by a fitted sheet.
⚠️Keep your baby’s sleep area (for example, a crib or bassinet) in the same room where you sleep until your baby is at least 6 months old, or ideally, until your baby is one year old.
⚠️Keep soft bedding such as blankets, pillows, bumper pads, and soft toys out of your baby’s sleep area. Additionally, do not cover your baby’s head or allow your baby to get too hot.
⚠️ Avoid smoking around the kid.
⚠️ Breastfeeding prevents from SIDS