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

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Recent Examples on the Web Research has shown that babies who breastfeed are less likely to die as a result of sudden infant death syndrome and infections. San Diego Union-Tribune, "County to develop region-wide lactation policy to support new mothers," 6 Aug. 2019 Smoking during and after pregnancy also increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. Ricky Pinela, orlandosentinel.com, "Florida man slaps pregnant woman for smoking a cigarette: report," 25 July 2019 In that time span, more than 20 million babies were born and 19,127 died of SUID, which includes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Ryan Blethen, baltimoresun.com, "‘Even one cigarette’ in pregnancy can raise risk of baby’s death, study finds," 3 Apr. 2019 Researchers also use fetal tissue to learn about birth defects, as well as the genetic roots of diseases including Down syndrome, sudden infant death syndrome, and eye abnormalities. Marie Mccullough, https://www.inquirer.com, "After Trump administration’s restrictions on fetal tissue research, consider these important scientific advances," 5 June 2019 The fourth child's death just two weeks after birth in 1973 was attributed to sudden infant death syndrome. Chris Carola, Fox News, "Woman who killed daughter in '80s granted parole on 7th try," 16 July 2018 These important changes have improved children’s lives immensely and have caused sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) rates to decline. Aileen Simons, chicagotribune.com, "Column: The rules of caring for a newborn have changed for the better," 5 July 2018 Breast-feeding is also associated with a lower risk for sudden infant death syndrome; allergies, including conditions like asthma and eczema; celiac disease and childhood inflammatory bowel disease. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, "Trump Stance on Breast-Feeding and Formula Criticized by Medical Experts," 9 July 2018 Experts point out that the overwhelming evidence of the health benefits linked to nursing — a lower risk for asthma, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and ear and respiratory infections — extend to all countries. Susanna Schrobsdorff, Time, "When It Comes to Breastfeeding, This Is Why Women Never Feel Like They’re Right," 12 July 2018

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sudden infant death syndrome

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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

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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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