Sudden Infant Death Syndrome


  • Mother smoking, drinking, or use of drugs during pregnancy
  • Poor prenatal care
  • Premature or low birth weight
  • Mothers younger than 20

Symptoms or Signs

  • Not many because the death occurs when the infant is thought to be sleeping
  • Could possibly depend on the baby's breathing and the temperature of the room at night
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  • Place baby on a firm mattress to sleep on, not a pillow or really cushioned area
  • Do not use bumper pads in crib
  • Make sure baby receives all recommended immunizations
  • Mother can not smoke, drink, or use drugs during pregnancy
  • Receive early and regular prenatal care


  • Each year in the United States there are about 3,500 deaths
  • These deaths occur among infants less than 1 years old and have no immediately obvious cause
  • In 2010 there were more than 2,000 deaths and in 2013 about 1,500 infants died
  • This is a little more common in baby boys than girls
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What To Do?

If this occurs to your baby while sleeping, immediately call 911