Study finds two-thirds of moms aren’t following steps to prevent infant deaths

Dr. Jennifer Ashton takes a look at a new study and breaks down how to prevent sudden infant death syndrome.
1:21 | 10/21/19

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We turn to an alarming new study about sleep safety for infants. The report finds up to two-thirds of new moms are not following safe sleep practices and Dr. Jen Ashton is here. What are we learning? This was a big study that appeared in the journal "Pediatrics." I'm not sure why they only looked at moms. Gender discrimination but safe sleep practices we know are important to help reduce said, sudden unexplained infant death syndrome. In some moms are doing well. In others not so well. In certain practices up to two-thirds, almost 66% of moms were not following recommended practices and in terms of overall statistics about 3500 newborns die unexplained causes every year so these practices may not crack the case completely but they're very, very important in lowering that risk. What should parents know. The four premise, the four practice, if you take a look at this list, we call it back to sleep, so up fantasies should be sleeping on their back, something that is important that a lot of people didn't know about room-sharing is beneficial but bed sharing. Avoiding any soft objects or bedding, toy, blankets and firm sleep surfaces like bassinets much better than a real mattress but, again, these practices can be really, really important in lowering the risk of sids. More from prince Harry and Meghan Markle in that brand-new

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