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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is defined as the sudden death of an infant under one year of age, which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation.
Experts cannot predict which babies will die of SIDS.  But YOU can take precautions to limit the chances of this kind of tragedy taking place. Please browse this site and learn how to protect your baby.
 
 
Is it SUID or SIDS?
Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID) is a term used to describe the unexpected infants’ deaths and is not an official diagnosis.  Upon further investigation, the cause of death may be found to be one of the following causes:

• Metabolic Disorders
• Hypothermia or Hyperthermia
• Neglect or Homicide
• Poisoning
• Accidental Suffocation
• Other
• SIDS 

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After a thorough and comprehensive investigation, if no cause has been identified, the infant death may be most accurately described as SIDS. See more at CDC Statistics.
 
  
For More Information Contact:
 
Jackie Moline, RN, BSN
Maternal-Infant Community Health Nurse, Sr.
Maternal & Infant Health Program
DHHS - Division of Public Health
301 Centennial Mall South, PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
(402) 471-0165 - Cell (402) 326-6415 - Fax (402) 471-7049


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