Infants Who Die Unexpectedly in the First Week Might Have Different Risk Factors Than Those Who Die in the First Month

While a sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) is rare in the first month of life, a new Rutgers study found that those occurring in the first week, an even rarer event, have different risk factors compared to those dying later and recommended more thorough investigations into the possible causes of these early deaths.

August is National Breastfeeding Month: @UCSDHealth Experts on Health Benefits and Latest in COVID-19 Research

August is National Breastfeeding Month, intended to raise awareness of the health benefits that breast milk provides, including: Reduction in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Fewer infections: ear, respiratory, diarrhea, bladder, meningitis Decrease in childhood obesity Reduction in diabetes, celiac disease,…

Education is Key to Reducing Sudden Unexplained Infant Deaths

New Jersey’s rate of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) is the third lowest in the United States according to information issued this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state’s rate has been consistently one of the lowest for well over a decade due to the statewide programs of the SIDS Center of New Jersey that educate parents, caregivers and health professionals and many other providers on how to reduce the risk of sudden unexpected death in infants.