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Childhood and Adolescence PrevInfad/PAPPS Group

Infant sudden death syndrome prevention


Sánchez Ruiz-Cabello FJa, Grupo PrevInfad/PAPPS Infancia y Adolescencia b

aPediatra. CS Zaidín Sur. Granada. España.
bJosé María Mengual Gil (coord.).

Correspondence: FJ Sánchez. Email:

Reference of this article.:

Sánchez Ruiz-Cabello FJ, Grupo PrevInfad/PAPPS Infancia y Adolescencia . Prevención del síndrome de muerte súbita del lactante. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2007;9:669-81.

Published in Internet: 31/12/2007


Abstract Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is defined and the unexpected death of an infant of less than one year that remains unexplained after a thorough investigation. SIDS is the leading cause of postneonatal death in developed countries, counting up to 40- 50% of this mortality. Prevention is based on recommendations addressed to parents to avoid all those risk factors related to this condition, starting in the prenatal visit to the end of the first year. These recommendations focus on avoiding prono position during sleep up to six months of age, advise against smoking in parents, avoid soft mattresses or too much clothing, keep room in a mild temperature (between 20-22 ºC) and promote beastfeeding Key words: Sudden death, Prono, Prevention, Infant.

Keywords: Prevention. Sudden death. Infant. Prono.

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