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Sudden infant death syndrome

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The following summarized guidelines for the management of sudden infant death syndrome are prepared by our editorial team based on guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP 2022).


1.Preventative measures

Prenatal counseling: provide regular prenatal care to pregnant people to reduce the risk of SIDS.
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  • Breastfeeding

  • Routine immunizations

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  • Sleep surface

  • Sleep location

  • Soft objects

  • Pacifier

  • Overheating

  • Swaddling

  • Home cardiorespiratory monitors

  • Safe infant sleep guidelines

  • Safe infant sleep promotion

  • Tummy time

  • Exposure to smoking

  • Exposure to toxic substances