The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released revised recommendations for infant safe sleep guidelines in an effort to reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The newest recommendation advises that for the first six months, and up to 12 months of an infant’s life, they should be sleeping in the same room as their parents, but not in the same bed. In this news segment, MEDNAX-affiliated pediatric hospitalist, Dr. Adriane Garcia, at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital in The Woodlands, Texas, said, “The risk of SIDS came down in the 1990’s with the Back to Sleep initiative. But not much had changed since then, so the AAP took another look to further improve on safety sleep practices.”
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