- side or stomach sleeping position,
- bed sharing,
- soft bedding,
- exposure to smoke, and
- prenatal drug or alcohol use by the mother.
Protective actions against SIDS include
- room sharing without bed sharing,
- pacifier use, and
AAP recommends putting infants on their backs to sleep every time, using a firm sleeping surface, room
sharing without bed sharing, keeping soft objects away from infants, regular prenatal care, breastfeeding, avoiding smoke exposure, and breastfeeding as much and for as long as a mother can. Additional recommendations include offering a pacifier at nap time and bedtime, and avoiding overheating.
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