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Although there is need for more research, the current notion denotes that SIDS results when an infant’s body experience difficulty in regulating blood pressure, temperature or breathing (or a merger of these factors) because of a developmental problem or an underlying vulnerability. Additionally, when infants get stressed by external factors, with inclusion of factors like sleeping on their stomachs, they can easily die of SIDS.
An action that parents can take in order to shun occurrence of SIDS is to ensure their infants sleep on their back but not stomach. This ensures that a baby breathes more easily and also prevents the chances of them breathing in their own exhaled air that can collect under their nose, mainly if the infant cuddles a lot with the pillow or blanket. In addition, parents must ensure their babies sleep in rooms with appropriate temperatures, which offers warmth to them (William, 2009).
An article “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome” by Polina Gelfer and Michelle Tatum provides current scientific evidence regarding SIDS. Gelfer and Tatum’s epidemiologic study indicates that the age groups between 2-4 months face the highest risk of SIDS; whereby 91% of infant mortality occurs between the ages 1-6 months old. Thus the research further implies that the preterm infants and low-birth-weight infants experience highest risk of SIDS (Gelfer & Tatum, 2014). Additionally, Gelfer and Tatum comment that SIDS normally occurs seasonally, whereby more deaths occur during winter as a result of factors such as overheating within the houses (Gelfer & Tatum, 2014).
Normally, several factors including modifiable as well as non-modifiable have been proven to have considerable associations with SIDS (Gelfer & Tatum, 2014). There exist possibilities that case control design normally used in the study of risk factors for SIDS, brings about unmeasured
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