Journal article

Short-term morbidity and infant mortality among infants who slept supine at 1 month of age--a follow-up report.

T Dwyer, AL Ponsonby, D Couper, J Cochrane

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology | Published : 1999

Abstract

Following evidence that prone sleeping is causally related to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), intervention campaigns to avoid prone sleeping in many countries have led to a large reduction in SIDS and total infant mortality. The supine position has been recommended for healthy infants in several countries. The objective of this report was to determine how usual sleep position at 1 month relates to morbidity indicators at 1 month and 12 weeks and to SIDS and postneonatal mortality using a prospective population-based live birth cohort in Tasmania, Australia. Eligible infants were the one-fifth of Tasmanian live births at higher risk of SIDS using a perinatal score. From 1 January 1988 to..

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