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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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ROSSATO, Norma Elena. Newborn sleep positioners and sudden infant death syndrome risk. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2013, vol.111, n.1, pp.62-68. ISSN 0325-0075.

The rate of sudden infant death decreased after the publication of the first guidelines regarding infant sleep position and safe environment in 1992. From 2005 onwards, infant deaths by suffocation, choking or entrapment have increased. Some of them were associated with wedges, positioning devices, and bumper pads. Media and manufacturers should follow safe sleep guidelines in their messaging and advertising, but there is a lack of control over this. We emphasize the important role of health professionals in disseminating the recommendation for a safe infant sleep environment.

Keywords : Sudden infant death syndrome; Infant mortality; Infant sleep; Risk factors; Prevention.

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