Questions about how to counsel parents about the findings of a hearing test that could identify the risk of SIDS remain to be answered. Ahead of those questions are whether the theory is true and the need for more study and validation. Until then, no change in practice on how to identify or prevent SIDS is warranted. Lay infants on their backs while sleeping, avoid soft bedding, reduce exposure to tobacco smoke, and follow other measures recommended by the Back to Sleep Campaign that have to date reduced the incidence of SIDS by a significant amount.
Explore This IssueApril 2008
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