What is SIDS/SUID?

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexpected death of an apparently healthy baby under one year of age that remains unexplained after the performance of a complete postmortem investigation, including an autopsy, examination of the scene of death and review of the medical history.

As a result of the national Back to Sleep campaign launched in 1994 as a joint effort between CJ First Candle, the American Academy of Pediatrics and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, SIDS rates have declined by more than 50 percent.

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