Vaccination reduces SIDS risk

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-19-2011
Vaccination reduces SIDS risk
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Wed, 10-19-2011 - 1:49pm

The AAP has released their newest SIDS guidelines.

http://vitals.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/10/18/8380384-new-sids-guidelines-no-bumpers-in-the-crib

"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."

What do you think?

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Wed, 10-19-2011 - 2:09pm
RedHeadDragynLady wrote:

What do you think?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-12-2008
Sun, 10-23-2011 - 10:02am
I just scaned it because I have a screaming toodler but it does not say why vaccines would reduce the risks of sids but goes into saying why bumpers would. I read an artical like this before and they said the reason why is because they could have whooping cough. Well that would not be
sids then it would be whooping cough that would have killed the baby. When my daughter almost died of SIDS she did not have whooping cough,.
Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Sun, 10-23-2011 - 10:09am

I was thinking that too - why don't they say why vaccines would prevent SIDS? If vaccines are supposed to pretect your baby fgrom diseas, and if you don't get the vaccines and therefore are considered at higher risk of getting that disease, how does that prevent SIDS?

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Sun, 10-23-2011 - 10:14am

Found this:

fully immunized infants had a lower risk for SIDS. Although no study has yet explained this relationship, it is likely indirectly related to other risk factors like socioeconomic status (SES)-------babies fully immunized likely have good access to health care and higher SES than infants not up to date on immunizations, and may be more likely to be full term, etc.

Source: http://sids-network.org/experts/immunize.htm

Actually now that you mention it - not having loose bedding or bumper pads doesn't prevent SIDS either, if baby is smothered by the bedding or bumper pads, that is smothering, not SIDS.