The ABCs of preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

first_img From the Florida Department of Health/Orange CountyEvery baby deserves a first birthday. That is why, during Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) focuses on reducing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome with the Baby Safe Sleep campaign.According to the National Healthy Start Association, one of the top five leading causes of infant mortality in the United States is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is an unexplained death occurring during sleep of an otherwise healthy infant under 1 year of age.The Baby Safe Sleep campaign encourages parents, caregivers, and medical professionals to remember their ABCs of Baby Safe Sleep – Babies sleeping Alone, ontheir Back, and in a Crib. The campaign also offers actions that can help babies sleep safely and reduce the risk of sleep-related infant deaths.Baby Safe Sleep practices include:Babies sleeping Alone, on their Back, and in a CribUse a firm mattress with a tightly fitted sheetNo bumper pads in the cribNo toys or blankets in the cribDon’t overheat or overdress a babyParents can share their room with their baby, but never their bedThere are several other risk factors that can contribute to infant mortality including: late prenatal care, being overweight, smoking, substance abuse, poor nutrition, domestic violence, and pre-term labor.DOH-Orange works collaboratively and tirelessly to ensure that every baby is able to celebrate its first birthday and beyond through programs such as Healthy Start Care Coordination, Nurse Family Partnership, and Bellies, Babies and Beyond.To learn more about DOH-Orange’s Healthy Start programs and the Baby Safe Sleep campaign, please call 407-858-1472.About the Florida Department of HealthThe department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSFlorida Department of Health in Orange CountySudden Infant Death Syndrome Previous articleFlorida to investigate if 22 vaping companies are targeting teensNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img

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