Published On: Fri, Jul 26th, 2019

Florida Atlantic University’s New Research On Infant Death

Accidental infant deaths associated with suffocation and strangulation in beds has tripled from 1999 to 2016, and continues to increase.

WPTV states that, Florida Atlantic University is looking to figure out why this is happening to so many infants and begins by looking at race and birth order.

Lead author of the research, Joanna Drowos, found a correlation between higher birth order and higher risk. This means your fourth child would be more at risk than your first, second, or third.

Although there still hasn’t been much information on why this is occurring, Drowos urges parents to take precautions to ensure their child is safe while sleeping.

Drowos recommends only a firm sleeping surface, with nothing in the infants reach. This goes along with The American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation to lay the baby on its back and remove all objects from the crib. Sharing a room with your infant could also be a safe way to reduce any issues your infant could experience while sleeping.

Joanna Drowos specifically wants to emphasize that this is something serious that is occurring and taking the lives of many young babies and is preventable.

More campaigns need to be made to promote safe sleep for infants and educate parents on the proper steps that need to be taken.

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- I am currently a Senior at Florida Atlantic University studying Communications. I am a Content Writer for the Boca Tribune with a recent emphasis on PR and Marketing. I love to write and share my opinion with others.

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