Infant and Newborn Nutrition — U.S. National Library of Medicine Medline Plus
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is the unexplained death of an infant under one year of age. Native American infants are about three times more likely to die of SIDS than caucasian infants. Most SIDS deaths are sleep related. In an effort to reduce SIDS, experts advise and a government campaign encourages the placement of infants on their backs to avoid suffocation from sleeping on their stomachs.
- About SIDS and Safe Infant Sleep – NICHD SIDS information page
- Safe Sleep for Your Baby [PDF - 462 KB] – American Indian/Alaska Native-focused brochure Safe to Sleep SIDS Prevention Campaign brochure from the NICHD