The risk of sudden death threatens the lives of infants

The risk of sudden death threatens the lives of infants
The risk of sudden death threatens the lives of infants
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Doctors advise that the infant should avoid sleeping during the first year of his life, in the parents’ bed, but rather in his own bed in the parents’ bedroom.

This comes to protect him from the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

The German Association of Pediatricians and Adolescents stated that the infant should also wear a sleeping bag suitable for him and sleep on a solid and flat mattress while dispensing with any other things such as pillows, quilts and dolls, in order to avoid exposing the infant’s body to excessive heat, as well as to avoid the child being suffocated by slipping under it. these things.

The association stressed that the sleeping position on the back is safer for the infant than the sleeping position on the stomach or on the side.

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The association stressed the need to call an ambulance urgently if one of the parents notices the signs that warn of the sudden death of the infant, which are the stopping of breathing, paleness of the face, the appearance of blue spots on the body, excessive sweating, swallowing difficulties, and frequent vomiting.

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And the association added that the causes of sudden infant death syndrome are not known precisely, but doctors suggest that it is due to smoking during pregnancy and after childbirth, drug abuse, premature birth, and the young age of the mother (less than 20 years), in addition to the infant sleeping on his stomach and the extreme rise or fall. to his body temperature.

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