New research from a team led by a Children's Hospital Boston neuropathologist sheds light on a possible biological cause, pinpointing a defect in the brain that might account for babies who suddenly and unexpectedly die during their sleep. The findings, published in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association, build on previous work that scientists hope will one day lead to a test and treatment.
Isnt this GREAT?? Think of all the babies this could save! Do you think this will end the "back to sleep campaign?
Answer by momof030404 at 9:49 AM on Feb. 3, 2010
Answer by tnmomofive at 9:53 AM on Feb. 3, 2010
Answer by nicolemstacy at 10:01 AM on Feb. 3, 2010
Answer by KandiceN at 10:17 AM on Feb. 3, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:18 AM on Feb. 3, 2010
The "Back to Sleep" campaign has been extremely successful in reducing SIDS. I would prefer NOT to see it end.
My friend's infant daughter was one of those who just stopped breathing for no reason. Luckily my friend found her, blue but still alive, and managed to resuscitate her. The baby wore a monitor for about a year afterwards.
It's unlikely we are will be scanning every newborn's brain for defects, but it would be good if they could pinpoint certain traits. I will be interested in hearing the results of their research.
Answer by mancosmomma at 10:18 AM on Feb. 3, 2010
Answer by caitxrawks at 10:20 AM on Feb. 3, 2010
What I find odd is that at the end of the article it says they still want people to follow the "avoiding known risk factors parents can control, such as bed sharing, soft bedding, and smoking while research on the biological causes of SIDS continue." I have always wondered....is it SIDS if a child is suffocated by soft bedding ect ect?? Wouldnt SIDS be something caused internally?
Answer by momof030404 at 10:21 AM on Feb. 3, 2010
Answer by mancosmomma at 10:26 AM on Feb. 3, 2010
Answer by momof030404 at 10:35 AM on Feb. 3, 2010
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