While Sudden Infant Death can strike any infant, researches have noted several factors that may increase a baby’s risk.
Certain risk factors have been identified during the pregnancy. To prevent possible risk factors, maintain a healthy pregnancy by getting early and consistent prenatal care, staying within the overall weight gain goals, and stop smoking, drinking alcohol, or using “street” drugs.
Several factors increase a baby’s risk of Sudden Infant Death. Some risk factors may be reduced by maintaining a healthy pregnancy, a smoke free home, and providing a safe sleep environment.
Certain environmental aspects and baby positioning also provide risks for Sudden Infant Death.
- The Triple-Risk Model describes three conditions, that when combined, may lead to a death from SIDS.
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