I don't mean entirely, but if SIDS is so sudden and the cause is unknown, then why do doctors suggest things not to do to lessen the chances of SIDS? IMO, I think there are some cases where SIDS is said to be the cause of death of an infant, but from other details it partly seems like it was the parents fault...Anyone agree or know what I mean?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:41 AM on Dec. 10, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by shay1130 at 8:07 AM on Dec. 10, 2009
They suspect that SIDS may be caused by the infant sleeping so deeply that the body forget to breath. Thus they recommend that you put your child to sleep on their back. When I was little they said to put a child on there belly since that was how an infant likes to sleep, but when they went to sleeping on the back the cases of SIDS dropped dramatically, enough that there is some kind of positive correlation if not a second dairy causation.
Are all kids death of SIDS purely SIDS probably not, but infants can't talk so unless there are signs of mistreatment then it is blamed on SIDS.
Answer by DevilInPigtails at 8:49 AM on Dec. 10, 2009
Answer by AmiJanell at 9:01 AM on Dec. 10, 2009
I don't believe in SIDS. It's simply what the doctors say when they cannot explain the death. There are so many things that can go wrong that may not be detected in a child so small. I think there is an underlying cause that we have not yet determined, but I don't think it's the parents fault. There are things patents can do to protect their child and if they are not then yes they are partly to blame (leaving stuffed animals or lots of blankets in the crib and the child suffocates). My best guess is that SIDS has many different causes such as unusual or unknown defects in the child that cause the death, or the child suffocates but it is too hard to tell, or diseases we have not yet discovered. Just think, back in the day many people died of "natural cuases" but today we would probably know they had heart disease or cancer or lung problems.
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