VDU’s blog: On Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and vaccine use…sleeping environment is the main risk, vaccines show no increased risk

On Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and vaccine use…sleeping environment is the main risk, vaccines show no increased riskThat quote comes from a new review of the current understanding of the risk factors for SIDS. SIDS is the leading cause of death in infants aged 1 month to 1 year in the United States.While we don’t know everything about SIDS yet, this review tells us that we do know some major risk factors for infants include:prone and side sleepingsoft beddingbed sharinginappropriate sleep surfaces (including sofas)exposure to tobacco smokeprematurityProtective factors include breastfeeding, pacifier use, room sharing, and immunizations. In other words, vaccinating your child is not a cause of SIDS. Facts matter because life matters.

Source: VDU’s blog: On Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and vaccine use…sleeping environment is the main risk, vaccines show no increased risk