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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Place your baby on his/her back to sleep, unless your doctor says otherwise.

Place your baby on firm bedding to sleep. Do not place your baby to sleep on fluffy or soft linens, sheepskin, or other soft surfaces.

Do not smoke around your baby. Do not allow others to smoke around your baby.

Do not let your baby get too hot. Dress your baby in as much or as little as you would wear.

Breastfeed, itís the best way to feed your baby.

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These simple infant care practices may help reduce the risk of SIDS for some babies. However, at the present time there is no known way to prevent a SIDS death.

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Produced by the California SIDS Program under funding by the California Department of
Health Services. Maternal and Child Health Branch (800) 369-SIDS (7437)

 

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