SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME Students Name Institutional Affiliation Introduction There are various causes of infant mortality ranging from accidents congenital disabilities pregnancy complications preterm and low birth weight and so forth (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (U.S.) 2006). This paper seeks to discuss the sudden infant death syndrome common myths around it who is at risk causes ways parents can contribute in risk reduction and whether the rate of infant mortality as a result of the syndrome has reduced and why. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome As stated by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) as the name suggests is a sudden mysterious death of a child who is less than one year old. Furthermore the 2017). Conclusion Even though sudden infant death syndrome remains to be among the leading causes of infant mortality substantial progress has been made over the years to reduce the risks. Today few deaths occur as new parents learn about the reasons and effective ways of risk reduction. References National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (U.S.). (2006). Continuing education program on SIDS risk reduction. Bethesda Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. NICHD. (2017 January 31). About SIDS. Retrieved from nichd.nih.gov Ottaviani G. (2014). Introduction to Sudden Infant and Perinatal Unexplained Death. Crib Death – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) 1-58. doi:10.1007 Parks P. J. (2009). Sudden infant death syndrome. Detroit MI: Lucent Books.
Read what your textbook has to say about Sudden Infant Death syndrome
Do some additional research on the topic – read what the most current research suggests.
Answer the following questions in your paper:
What is SIDS?
What are some myths [false beliefs] about SIDS?
Who is at risk for SIDS?
What causes SIDS?
What can parents do to lower the risk of SIDS?
Are the rates going down? Why?
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