American Academy of Pediatrics: Sharing the Room with Your Infant Can Help Prevent SIDS

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a report this month on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), in which it stated that allowing infants to sleep in the same room as parents for the first year can help reduce infant deaths.

This comes among other SIDS prevention recommendations for parents, including: placing the infant on a firm surface and on their back for sleep, breastfeeding the infant, and offering a pacifier during naptime and bedtime. The report went on to add that infants should not be placed in the same bed as parents.

USA Today, Reuters, and TIME all offered their own coverage of the report.

Dr. Steven Lipsky

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