As doctors and researchers continue to study Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, most commonly referred to as SIDS, there is more information on prevention than ever before. Sifting through all the details on your own can be valuable, but so can having a professional to run things by on a regular basis. As you prepare to take your new baby to her well visits, don't be shy about consider some of the questions to ask your pediatrician to reduce the risk of SIDS. If you have a concern, or need clarification, relying on your pediatrician to give you the support and answers you need will help you feel confident in being clear on SIDS prevention.
Most often, SIDS is associated with a poor or unsafe sleeping environment for the baby. However, there are some other risk factors to be considered when talking more about this with your pediatrician. As the website for Healthy Children pointed out, lowering the risk of SIDS can begin during pregnancy, by attending regular prenatal visits and not using tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs. Since there is not one exact cause or factor linked to SIDS, it's useful to know as much as you can about prevention measures.
The next time you visit your pediatrician, plan on brings these nine questions to ask to reduce the risk of SIDS.