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Type: Journal article
Title: Scientific consensus forum to review the evidence underpinning the recommendations of the Australian SIDS and Kids Safe Sleeping Health Promotion Programme - October 2010
Author: Mitchell, E.
Freemantle, C.
Young, J.
Byard, R.
Citation: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2012; 48(8):626-633
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Asia
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 1034-4810
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Edwin A. Mitchell, Jane Freemantle, Jeanine Young and Roger W. Byard
Abstract: This paper summarises a 1-day scientific consensus forum that reviewed the evidence underpinning the Australian SIDS and Kids Safe Sleeping Health Promotion Programme. The focus was on each of the potentially modifiable risk factors for sudden unexpected deaths in infancy, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and fatal sleeping accidents. In particular infant sleeping position, covering of the face, exposure to cigarette smoke, room sharing, unsafe sleeping environments, bed sharing, immunisation, breastfeeding, pacifier use and Indigenous issues were discussed in depth. The participants recommended that future ‘Reducing the Risk’ campaign messages should focus on back to sleep, face uncovered, avoidance of cigarette smoke before and after birth, safe sleeping environment, room sharing and sleeping baby in own cot.
Keywords: Bed sharing; breastfeeding; infant care practices; sleep position; smoking; sudden infant death
Rights: © 2011 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2011 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
RMID: 0020121958
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2011.02215.x
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