Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. SIDS is sometimes called “crib death” because the infants often die in their cribs. What makes SIDS so frightening is that it strikes babies who seem to have nothing wrong with them. To do everything we can to prevent this, Westchester Health offer this very informative blog (excerpted here) by Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician with our Westchester Health Pediatrics group.
For parents AND pediatricians, losing a baby to SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) is devastating. To try to prevent SIDS, Dr. Lauren Adler, a pediatrician in our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, offer these guidelines in a recent blog to help parents reduce the risks of this happening to their baby.