Journal article

Swaddling and the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: A Meta-analysis

Anna S Pease, Peter J Fleming, Fern R Hauck, Rachel Y Moon, Rosemary SC Horne, Monique P L'Hoir, Anne-Louise Ponsonby, Peter S Blair

PEDIATRICS | AMER ACAD PEDIATRICS | Published : 2016

Abstract

CONTEXT: Swaddling is a traditional practice of wrapping infants to promote calming and sleep. Although the benefits and risks of swaddling in general have been studied, the practice in relation to sudden infant death syndrome remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to conduct an individual-level meta-analysis of sudden infant death syndrome risk for infants swaddled for sleep. DATA SOURCES: Additional data on sleeping position and age were provided by authors of included studies. STUDY SELECTION: Observational studies that measured swaddling for the last or reference sleep were included. DATA EXTRACTION: Of 283 articles screened, 4 studies met the inclusion criteria. RESULTS:..

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