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Sudden infant death syndrome

Sudden infant death syndrome

Sudden infant death syndrome is the sudden death of a healthy-looking newborn for an unexplained cause. Also known as cradle death.

Typically, one morning his parents go to the cradle of their baby to see that they are dead. Sometimes the baby had a mild cold and was found dead in the morning even though there was no other apparent discomfort, and his parents had placed him in his cradle the night before without any problems. In most cases, the cause of death of the baby is not even understood by autopsy.

SIDS is rare in infants younger than 2 weeks or older than six months and most often occurs when the baby is 2 to 3 months old. In the United States, 1 in 500 live births ends with sudden infant death. In our country, this ratio is between 1-3%. It is observed that it is more frequent in urban areas compared to rural regions. Boys are more affected by sudden infant death syndrome than girls and this syndrome is more common in cold weather conditions.

The parents of a baby who died due to SIDS are probably suffering and guilty. In the most guilty situations, the mother and father constantly impose sins on me, “I wish I had checked my baby at night.

The fact is that although the cause of SIDS is not known, experts know what is not SIDS. A baby who dies under these mysterious circumstances is not actually choked, strangled or strangled. Through research all over the world, scientists have tried to explain this astonishing syndrome and in fact found that these babies are not as healthy as they seem.

Some evidence suggests that infants who die with sudden infant death syndrome may have abnormalities in the central nervous system. In addition, although some scientists have shown that there is no difference in sleep apnea between “normal” infants who have died of SIDS, some scientists have found that infants who died from SIDS may have had a long-term absence of breathing during sleep. they believe they are dead.

Although the cause of the problem remains unclear, scientists now know that some infants (although the fact that infants who are not part of the high-risk group may also die) are a higher-risk group than other infants.

Premature or low-weight babies, babies of smokers or drug users, babies born as siblings of the infants who died due to SIDS, babies who stopped breathing at the time of birth and subsequently underwent resuscitation are included in the high-risk group.

In an effort to prevent deaths due to SIDS, strict supervision of infants, particularly those in the high-risk group, is recommended.

However, little is known about which babies should be supervised and to what extent surveillance will be beneficial. Parents who are decided to take care of their babies need to be trained in the revitalization of the heart and lungs and how to use the surveillance devices.


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