Group expands safe sleep guidelines for babies

10/18/2011 | Nurse.com

The American Academy of Pediatrics released Tuesday its updated guidelines on safe sleep for babies, with recommendations intended to lower the risk of all sleep-related infant deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome. In addition to its previous recommendations for SIDS risk reduction, the group advocates breast-feeding and immunization of babies, and warns against the use of bumper pads in cribs. The guidelines were presented at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition in Boston.

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