Maternal alcoholism linked to increased SIDS risk

02/25/2013 | DailyRx.com

Babies born to mothers who were diagnosed with an alcohol-use disorder while pregnant or during the baby's first year were at least seven times more likely to die from sudden infant death syndrome than those born to nonalcoholic mothers, Australian researchers found. They reported in the journal Pediatrics that babies of alcoholic mothers were also at greater risk of dying from causes other than SIDS.

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