sudden infant death syndrome

noun

Definition of sudden infant death syndrome

: death of an apparently healthy infant usually before one year of age that is of unknown cause and occurs especially during sleep abbreviation SIDS

called also crib death

Examples of sudden infant death syndrome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The death of a newborn named Boaz Yoder in an Altadena apartment seemed at first glance like a case of sudden infant death syndrome. Matt Hamilton, Los Angeles Times, "An infant dies, a millionaire doctor calls 911, and a tale emerges of drugs, love and suspected crime," 2 Dec. 2020 Birth defects, low birth weight, maternal complications and sudden infant death syndrome were other leading causes of infant death, according to the report. Christen A. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Illinois earns a D+ grade on preterm birth and infant mortality assessment. 949 babies died in 2018.," 20 Nov. 2020 Once vaccinations were more or less universal, attention turned to the next frontier in child safety, and the next—car seats, prevention of sudden infant death syndrome, bike helmets. Kate Julian, The Atlantic, "The Best Way to Parent in a Crisis Is to Tell the Truth," 23 June 2020 African-American infants with the p.Ser1103Tyr-SCN5A variant are over-represented in sudden infant death syndrome, and mechanisms underlying hypoxia -- where a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply -- may be responsible. Fox News, "Use of unproven COVID-19 therapies poses risks for African-Americans," 16 June 2020 Babies under the age of 1 should always be put to sleep on their backs — never on their sides or stomachs — because back sleep minimizes the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. Melinda Wenner Moyer, New York Times, "Newborn Baby Care Basics: What to Know When You Leave the Hospital," 17 Apr. 2020 In 1992, in reaction to the high prevalence of sudden infant death syndrome, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that babies be laid down on their back -- in a supine position -- to sleep. Ryan Prior, CNN, "'Tummy time' is important for your baby's overall motor development, review of studies says," 5 May 2020 The Snoo is designed specifically to combat sudden infant death syndrome according to its maker the Happiest Baby Company, which launched Snoo in 2016. Lily Hay Newman, Wired, "Hackers Made the Snoo Smart Bassinet Shake and Play Loud Sounds," 16 Apr. 2020 Evalyn Rau, the daughter of Burke’s cousin, Lissy, and her husband Evan Rau, died at home on Feb. 10, at four months old, from sudden infant death syndrome. Jenna Ciccotelli, BostonGlobe.com, "Despite being shaken by a family tragedy, Caitlyn Burke has been strong in net for Waltham girls’ hockey," 26 Feb. 2020

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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“Sudden infant death syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sudden%20infant%20death%20syndrome. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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sudden infant death syndrome

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sudden infant death syndrome

technical : the death of a healthy baby that happens for no known reason while the baby is sleeping

sudden infant death syndrome

noun

Medical Definition of sudden infant death syndrome

: death of an apparently healthy infant usually before one year of age that is of unknown cause and occurs especially during sleep abbreviation SIDS

called also cot death, crib death

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