The True Causes of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

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Having a newborn baby can and should be a time of tremendous joy for parents. Most parents trust their pediatricians to provide them with guidance and care that is in the best interest of their infants and children. However, when it comes to preventing the tragedy of sudden infant death syndrome, most parents are left with worthless and dangerous advice from the experts, including recommendations to vaccinate, which can actually cause SIDS.

This current state of medical practice is both tragic and criminal. Pediatricians are not evil individuals, but they are greatly misinformed in their training and highly influenced by the pharmaceutical companies. [1]

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

According to the Mayo Clinic, sudden infant death syndrome is defined as the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. SIDS is described as crib death because the infants often die in their cribs. The cause, while considered to be unknown, appears to be associated with abnormalities of an infant’s brain, which controls breathing and arousal from sleep. [2]

Physical factors associated with SIDS are low birth weight, brain abnormalities and respiratory infection. Infants who sleep with parents, on a soft surface and on their side or stomach are also reported to be at higher risk for SIDS. [3]

Additional risk factors are the following:

  • Sex: Boys are more at risk for SIDS
  • Age: Infants are more vulnerable during the second and third month of life.
  • Race: Blacks, Native Americans and Alaskan Native infants are at higher risk.
  • Family history: Babies with siblings or cousins who died of SIDS are at higher risk of SIDS.
  • Secondhand smoke increases the risk of SIDS.
  • Premature babies are at higher risk.

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1 Comment on "The True Causes of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome"

  1. Viera SWcheibner wrote about the connection between Vaccines and crib death in 1993. Do we have to go on with this repetitive cycle?

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