New research examines why African-American infants are at greater risk
Why is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome more common among African-American infants than in babies of other races?
Research in this months issue of Pediatrics suggests the answer might lie in the high prevalence of African-American infants who have died suddenly after being put to sleep in adult beds or on surfaces other than cribs, such as sofas. It urges public health officials to make African Americans aware that the practice is as dangerous as putting babies to sleep on their stomachs instead of their backs or sides.
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