The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Controversy

The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Controversy

This month, the new AAP guidelines for the prevention of small island developing States caused a sensation among parents and the medical community. The update includes the following key points:

  • AAP no longer considers sleeping on the side as a viable option for completely resting the baby on the back.
  • It is recommended not to share a bed while sleeping. The baby can be placed on the bed for breastfeeding or comfort, but when parents are ready to go to bed, they should put it back in their crib or cradle. It is recommended to sleep in the same room.
  • The revised statement recommends the use of pacifiers during the first year of life and before going to bed. Breastfeeding has been firmly established. If the child refuses to use a pacifier, it should not be used forcibly.

The biggest objection to this recommendation may come from breastfeeding advocates, who believe that the use of pacifiers and sleeping alone may limit the mother's ability to breastfeed successfully. La Leches League International said in a press release on October 14: “The guidelines for pacifiers and co-sleeping in the statement reflect a lack of basic understanding of breastfeeding management.” In the statement, Dr. Nancy White, dean of the Breastfeeding Institute of Medicine, said the new policy is “a truly amazing triumph over common sense and medical research for racial-centric assumptions. AAP has many doctors. “...who disagrees with this.

Suggest. In his response, Dr. Robert Sears contradicted AAP's advice not to sleep together. “Although the AAP guidelines do not stipulate that co-sleeping will cause SIDS, the risk is that the parents' parents will accidentally suffocate and die. Each year about 65 children are “bed-rested” (not SIDS, but their accidental deaths). Sleeping is reasonable, but AAP still ignores the fact that almost all 2500 SIDS cases in the United States each year are placed in cribs.” According to Sears, babies are less likely to suffocate when sleeping together than to die from SIDS. Sears pediatricians have made their own recommendations on how to sleep safely with the baby.

Ear infections occur. Rates are widespread in the media. Parents have been warned to limit the time their children spend on pacifiers. In kindergarten.

So what? Who is right? What should mothers do?

In the last part of the AAP statement: The author pointed out that the development guidelines are In order to reduce the risk of SIDS in the general population. They pointed out that although SIDS is associated with certain risk factors, it does not necessarily mean that these factors will cause SIDS. At present, doctors and scientists do not know what causes SIDS, and believe that there may be several pre-existing conditions. And triggers.

The author of the new AAP policy statement stated: “Considering the recommendations in this report, it is fundamentally wrong to focus on a risk factor or attempt to quantify the risk to a single child. After weighing the relative risks and benefits, the individual illness It can be guaranteed that the doctor recommends other ways. “Infants are unique individuals, and families are unique. Strict rules will never apply to everyone in all situations.

If you want to read the report yourself, you can find the article on the website. This article is for educational purposes only. As a substitute for medical advice or professional medical advice, it should not be construed as treatment advice. If you have any questions or concerns about your physical or physical health, please consult a qualified healthcare provider or health improvement of your child before using any medical information about mental health.

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