New Guideline: BF to reduce Risk of SIDS

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
New Guideline: BF to reduce Risk of SIDS
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Tue, 10-18-2011 - 4:18pm

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-13-2008
Tue, 10-18-2011 - 4:56pm

It may make some people change their minds. Those who perhaps are willing to recognise that formula carries some risks but have not taken in the seriousness of some of thos risks oerhaos.

There are still a lot of people who think that because some babies turned out 'fine', that there must be no risk, and those who say there is are just breastfeeding meanies or worse. I have seen plenty of comments in other places from people who really do not believe there is a risk, or else formula would not be allowed to be sold. There are also people who say they are aware of the risks, but somehow in there mind, it won't happen to them. I am not sure how to get through to either of these categories of people.

However, if it makes a difference to some women in their choice, then that is a positive.

Teresa

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 3:02pm

Interesting - I was watching Law & Order: SVU last night about a "missing baby" who later turned out to be a SIDS death the parents tried to cover up. The coroner mentioned that the baby was not BF and that combined with the mother's smoking was a high risk of SIDS.

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 3:14pm

Breastfeeding is associated with a reduction in the risk of SIDS. The articles in this bibliography focus on breastfeeding and SIDS and also on the relationship between breastfeeding and SIDS risk factors such as co-sleeping.

These articles have been selected by Resource Center staff from PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine that includes over 19 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to 1948. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.

http://www.sidscenter.org/TopicalBib/Breastfeeding.html

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2008
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 11:00pm

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I saw that episode last night too and it was interesting how they mentioned she did not breastfeed when talking about how the baby likely died of SIDS but they never directly said that not BF'ing leads to higher rates of SIDS. It was just sort of implied by the fact she mentioned the mother was not breastfeeding while talking about the baby possibly having died of SIDS.

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Sun, 10-23-2011 - 11:01am

I've been thinking about this more...

"A baby's risk of dying while he sleeps is reduced when he is vaccinated, breast-fed and has no "bumpers" lining the sides of his crib."

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-13-2008
Sun, 10-23-2011 - 4:37pm
witch_power wrote:

I've been thinking about this more...

"A baby's risk of dying while he sleeps is reduced when he is vaccinated, breast-fed and has no "bumpers" lining the sides of his crib."

Source:

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Sun, 10-23-2011 - 6:53pm

Thanks Teresa - I guess I should have read the article again! LOL

I have heard that in the past, some baby deaths that could have been caused by illness or smothering were sometimes attributed to SIDS, but now they are much more accurate.

I think that any baby death outside the hospital must have an autopsy, to find cause of death?

I should look these up, but not tonight...