Не искам да ви плаша или стряскам, но ето една много основателна причина
да спреш да пушиш - ти и всеки, който живее заедно с бебето.What is SIDS?
SIDS stands for "sudden infant death syndrome" and it's the leading cause of death in the U.S. for babies between 1 month and 1 year old. SIDS isn't easy to grasp because it's not any one illness or disease. Rather, it's the diagnosis used when a child under a year old dies suddenly and an exact cause can't be pinpointed after a complete medical and legal investigation, including an autopsy. That it can happen without warning makes it a shocking and sad experience for families.
Approximately 2,500 infants die of SIDS in the U.S. each year. SIDS most commonly strikes between the ages of 2 and 4 months, with 90 percent of cases in infants under 6 months. It's also known as "crib death" because it happens most often during sleep, usually between the hours of 10 p.m. and 10 a.m. and during cold-weather months.
........................What causes SIDS?
No one knows for sure. Researchers have learned a great deal about SIDS in the past three decades but they still have no definitive answer to that question. Many experts believe that SIDS happens when a baby with an underlying abnormality (for example, a brain defect that affects breathing) sleeps tummy down or is faced with an environmental condition such as secondhand smoke during a critical period of growth
. Experts are continuing to study the brain, the autonomic nervous system, infant care and sleep environments, infection and immunity, and genetics in search of answers.Which babies are most at risk?
Although no one knows for sure what causes SIDS, some risk factors have been identified. They include:Having a parent or caregiver who smokes.
Studies show that a baby's risk of SIDS rises with each additional smoker in the household, with the number of cigarettes smoked a day, and with the length of exposure to cigarette smoke.Tummy sleeping
Research shows that a baby's risk of SIDS is 1.7 to 12.9 percent higher (depending on the study) if he sleeps on his tummy instead of his back. According to Betty McEntire, the executive director of the American SIDS Institute, when a baby sleeps tummy down he's more likely to overheat, have pauses in breathing, and re-breathe the air he has just breathed, which can raise his level of carbon dioxide. In addition, several studies have shown that if a baby is used to sleeping on his back and is placed to sleep on his tummy, his risk of SIDS markedly increases. (Some experts believe this accounts for the unexpectedly high rate of SIDS in daycare settings.)
......................A mother who smoked or abused drugs during pregnancy
Almost every study of risk factors for SIDS has underlined maternal smoking during pregnancy as a risk factor. Of course, both smoking and drug use can compromise a baby's healthy development during pregnancy.
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.......................Keep your baby smokefree,
before birth and after.The risk of SIDS is increased if the mother smokes during pregnancy. There is also some evidence to suggest that if fathers smoke while the mother is pregnant the risk of SIDS is increased. In fact, if both parents smoke then the risk is doubled. It is best for both parents not to smoke at all, but the less you smoke, the lower the risk of SIDS.
Babies exposed to tobacco smoke after birth are at an increased risk of SIDS. To keep baby smokefree, don't let anyone smoke near your baby - not in the house, the car or anywhere else your baby spends time. It is often hard to quit smoking so ask for help. Call the Quitline on 131 848 or ask your doctor, midwife or infant health nurse for information and advice about quitting.
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Макар че рискът намалява, ако си измиете ръцете, зъбите и смените дрехите преди отново да пипнете бебето, той остава... Честно казано, аз не бих.