Infants Who Normally Sleep on Their Backs at Increased Risk for SIDS if Placed on Their Stomachs
- Infants placed on their stomachs, but who are accustomed to sleeping on their backs, have an 18-fold increase risk of dying from SIDS.
- Infants who normally sleep on their stomachs have a fourfold increased risk of SIDS compared to those who sleep on their backs.
- Parents should give instructions on sleeping position to grandparents and other child-care providers.
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