Sleeping Prone and the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is examined here

Today in the year 2019, without exception, studies demonstrated an increased risk for SIDS associated with the prone sleeping position. The published likelihood ratios for SIDS in the prone position compared with SIDS in any other position ranged from 3.5 to 9.3 in seven studies. Publicity against the use of the prone position has been associated with reduction of SIDS by 20% to 67%, paralleling the reduction in use of the prone position, with no increase in deaths from aspiration or in other diagnostic categories.

Conclusions.  Found —It is recommend that avoidance of the prone sleeping position for infants in the first 6 months of life unless there is a specific medical indication for it. Reports from the Netherlands, Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand indicate that avoiding the prone position for infants in the first 6 months of life could reduce the number of SIDS deaths by as much as 50%. Unfortunately, these findings have received little attention in North America. We offer here an analysis of these reports so that physicians can assess the evidence and advise parents accordingly or give us a call 1-866-9866. We’ll be glad to help you