â*PHOENIX*â - posted on 11/16/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )
In a new statement the AAP is coming out to say that getting your infant his/her routine vaccinations reduces the risk of SIDS by 50%.
Here is part of the Article
The policy statement and technical report provide global recommendations for education and safety related to SIDS risk reduction. In addition, the AAP is providing recommendations on a safe sleeping environment that can reduce the risk of all sleep-related infant deaths, including SIDS. Three important additions to the recommendations include:
•Breastfeeding is recommended and is associated with a reduced risk of SIDS.
•Infants should be immunized - (Click here for the 2011 immunization schedule). Evidence suggests that immunization reduces the risk of SIDS by 50 percent.
•Bumper pads should not be used in cribs. There is no evidence that bumper pads prevent injuries, and there is a potential risk of suffocation, strangulation or entrapment.
The Debate...can this truly help reduce the risk?
My question is How do they know this to be true?? What evidence do they have??