Recommendations focus on preventing cot death in infants

A safe sleep environment to prevent sleep-related deaths—including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), which is often called cot death or crib death in India—is the focus of a recent policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The new statement is intended to reduce the risk of sleep-related suffocation, asphyxia, and entrapment, in addition to SIDS, among infants.

The recommendations in the statement are intended for both healthcare providers and parents. The advice, which you can share with parents and parents-to-be, includes...

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