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Babies should sleep in a crib or bassinet, not an adult bed, that is free of soft bedding and toys.
Soft Bedding: Deadly for Babies
4/29/2019

Soft bedding was responsible for almost 70% of deaths among babies who died from sleep-related suffocation between 2011 and 2014, a new study from our Dr. Fern Hauck reveals.

Rachel Moon, MD, is an expert on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Are Fancy Baby Monitors Worth It?
8/22/2018

HealthDay has done a story with our Dr. Rachel Moon discussing whether high-tech baby monitors are safe (and worth the price). Dr. Moon cautions that such monitors could lead parents into a false sense of security: "My main concern is people become complacent. They decide that since the baby's monitored, …

A new study from the UVA School of Medicine suggests breastfeeding for at least two months cuts the risk of SIDS almost in half.
How to Cut the Risk of SIDS by Half
11/1/2017

What's the answer? Breastfeed for at least two months. That's according to an important new international study from our Dr. Fern Hauck, Dr. Rachel Moon and Kawai Tanabe, MPH (and their colleagues). Prior studies suggested that breastfeeding was associated with a decreased risk of SIDS, but this is the first…

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