Many parents not following safe infant sleep practices

May 3, 2014 11:43 AM

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Many parents not following safe infant sleep practices

Although a national campaign emphasizing the importance of safe sleeping practices for babies is credited with slashing the rate of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and reducing infant death from other sleep-related causes, new studies pinpoint areas where additional work is needed.

According to research being presented today at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in Vancouver, 19% of mothers report that they usually share a bed with their baby, an increasingly common practice that's been shown to make infants nearly three times more likely to die from SIDS than infants wh...

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