In 2016 the American Academy of Pediatrics developed expanded Safe Sleep guidelines to reduce the rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and other sleep-related infant deaths.  They include the following:

In addition to new guidelines, the AAP maintains the following recommendations to reduce the risk of SIDS and suffocation:

Educating new and expecting parents on maternal health, safe sleep guidelines, the benefits of breastfeeding and other SIDS risk reduction measures is at the heart of what we do.  We do this through direct engagement with them but also training community supporters and third-party advocates/professionals which includes: