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The tragedy of sudden infant death syndrome: How to protect your baby

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Excellent article with well based, detailed recommendations that can help parents reduce the incidence of SIDS, a problem that is fortunately infrequent but still a tragedy on every single case. Even by putting the problem in the minds of parents can help because right now there is a low of information available in many reliable sources that can help.

It is also good that the last part puts into an appropriate context the recent headlines about the cause of SIDS, at this point the best way to act is to assume every baby is at some risk and follow the recommendations to have them sleep as safely as possible.

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ideally to get as much human milk, breast milk, as possible.

For decades, the "experts" claimed that formula was actually healthier.

Turns out that my grandma was right and the "experts" were wrong... as usual.

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For decades, the "experts" claimed that formula was actually healthier.

When exactly? even from before the change of the century breast milk has been heavily promoted over formula. All based on well documented, validated and characterized scientific data to prove it.

Turns out that my grandma was right and the "experts" were wrong... as usual.

When you depend on mischaracterizing the experts or what they actually said it is very easy to make up things for them to be wrong about. Even to the point of contradicting what they have been recommending for decades already.

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I’d also add don’t let your Japanese wife sleep with your newborn in your bed. I wonder how many SIDS cases in Japan are actually due to the babies being suffocated to death because of Japanese aversion to letting them sleep on their backs in a crib?

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Did SIDS exist before the 20th century?

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Did SIDS exist before the 20th century?

It is described in the book of kings of the old testament in the bible, the fight that the kind Solomon has to solve between two mothers and one child is because the kid of one of them died because of "overlying" during the night, which is the description done for a child that was found dead in the morning.

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Did SIDS exist before the 20th century?

I was wondering the same thing. Could SIDS be caused by something infants have been given during the past century?

It is described in the book of kings of the old testament in the bible, the fight that the kind Solomon has to solve between two mothers and one child is because the kid of one of them died because of "overlying" during the night, which is the description done for a child that was found dead in the morning.

From wikipedia: "Overlaying or overlying is the act of accidentally smothering a child to death by rolling over them in sleep." This only covers one of the potential causes of SIDS, or might not even be considered SIDS.

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Did SIDS exist before the 20th century?

I was wondering the same thing. Could SIDS be caused by something infants have been given during the past century?

Indeed! And I hope they're also looking at the recent big rise in SADS.

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I was wondering the same thing. Could SIDS be caused by something infants have been given during the past century?

Since it has been described since ancient times this would mean a time machine would be necessary for this explanation.

From wikipedia: "Overlaying or overlying is the act of accidentally smothering a child to death by rolling over them in sleep." This only covers one of the potential causes of SIDS, or might not even be considered SIDS.

And this is the explanation given to all cases where a child wakes up in the morning death with the parents, a default explanation until the children began to sleep in a crib and the deaths continued. A false explanation got debunked by evidence and the existence of SIDS recognized, which is the actual position of experts right now.

https://adc.bmj.com/content/archdischild/60/3/278.full.pdf

Indeed! And I hope they're also looking at the recent big rise in SADS.

What "big rise" are you talking about? the increase of arrhythmic disease because of covid is already well explained, and having a cause obviously it does not constitute SADS

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Indeed! And I hope they're also looking at the recent big rise in SADS.

What "big rise" are you talking about? the increase of arrhythmic disease because of covid is already well explained, and having a cause obviously it does not constitute SADS

No, there is a recent big rise in SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome or Sudden Adult Death Syndrome) that is not related to Covid19. For some reason, they seem to have trouble finding the cause...

I think they know the cause, but aren't allowed to say....

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No, there is a recent big rise in SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome or Sudden Adult Death Syndrome) that is not related to Covid19. For some reason, they seem to have trouble finding the cause...

So no reference then? the one you are talking about has been debunked

https://fullfact.org/health/sudden-deaths-connect-the-dots/

https://www.factcheck.org/2022/06/scicheck-posts-baselessly-link-sudden-arrhythmic-death-syndrome-to-covid-19-vaccines/

The actually important increase that has been reported is either associated with covid infection or to some kinds of heart medication during summer, neither of which can be said to be unexplained nor difficult to find the cause.

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