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Medical News and Perspectives
November 16, 2005

Policy Targets Lowering SIDS Incidence

JAMA. 2005;294(19):2420. doi:10.1001/jama.294.19.2420

While noting the reduction in the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by more than half in recent years, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) believes even better results can be achieved. To that end, the AAP on October 10 released an updated policy statement calling for several changes parents can incorporate into their infant care to further reduce SIDS risk (Pediatrics. 2005;116:1245-1255). But some of the recommendations have raised concerns among certain parenting groups.

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