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 Biden has signed legislation that would ban the sale of padded crib bumpers that are widely sold despite recommendations that cribs be kept bare to prevent sudden infant death syndrome. cleveland, 18 May 2022 In December, her youngest daughter, Laramie, died of sudden infant death syndrome just 12 days before her first birthday. Brenda Goodman, CNN, 13 May 2022 My stepsister was born soon after but died three months later in 1976 from sudden infant death syndrome. Marc Myers, WSJ, 3 May 2022 The Alaska State Medical Examiner Office determined the death was due to asphyxia, ruling out sudden infant death syndrome. Hope Hodge Seck, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Feb. 2022 The city already has many prevention programs in place, such as B’more for Healthy Babies, the long-standing effort to reduce sleep deaths including sudden infant death syndrome. Meredith Cohn, baltimoresun.com, 21 Jan. 2022 One of the researchers has suggested that police officers involved in the deaths are often unfairly blamed — like parents of babies who die of sudden infant death syndrome. New York Times, 26 Dec. 2021 While Hilt allegedly told police the child died from sudden infant death syndrome, more commonly known as SIDS, officials are working to determine a cause of death. Chris Harris, PEOPLE.com, 9 Nov. 2021 Meanwhile, their kids have a lower risk of asthma, obesity, Type 1 diabetes, sudden infant death syndrome, ear infections and stomach bugs. Marissa Evans, Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2021 See More

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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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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