Approximately 3,600 infants die every year in the U.S. from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the sudden death of an infant under the age of 12-months-old that remains unexplained after the performance of an autopsy and investigation. Experts are still unsure of the exact cause, but research shows that certain preventative measures can reduce the risk of SIDS.

We sat down with Nursery Director, Lisa Capra, MD, to better understand SIDS and learn what parents can do to maximize a safe sleep environment for their infants.

What is SIDS?

 

 

Challiyil Eswaramangalath Vipin from Chalakudy, India [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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