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♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 11/16/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )

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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.

http://www.sixtysecondparent.com/_webapp...

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??

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/16/2011

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Ok, so I did not read the whole article yet, but I will. I am guessing they are saying immunizations can reduce sids simply because if they get sick from illnesses that they could be vaccinated for, they can die...in there sleep. SID is sudden infant death, which can mean ANYTHING. So, yes, kids can die in their sleep when they are sick.

To me, this just sounds like another tactic to scare non vaccinating people into doing it. Put the fear into them from another angle. "Vaccinating can save your babies life from terrible diseases that can kill them." responce "vaccinations are poison and can do harmful things to my baby like autism" response "if you don't vaccinate your baby will die anyway from sids...might as well do it then" responce "oh shit"

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Amy - posted on 12/14/2011

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I think the illustrious "they" skew the statistics to suit their fancy. I know people who fully vaxed and had a baby die of sids. I agree with it's "sudden" death because no one knows what causes it. Maybe they're saying it because of Len Horowitz's documentary that the multi vaccines are causing SIDS because babies can't physically handle that many vaxes at one time and it shuts bodies down. Theories are theories. Funny how there is always so many "Truths" out there.

Nikki - posted on 12/10/2011

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"Coming up with these theories just makes parents of babies who've passed to SIDS feel guilty that they didn't take any of these steps and I think it's totally wrong."

Billie, I can see why a parent who has lost a child due to SIDS would be very sensitive when learning about new theories and recommendations but there are risk factors which may contribute to SIDS. It is so important for parents/ future parents to be aware of any significant factors which may either increase or decrease the risk. Statistics show that the occurrence of SIDS has dramatically reduced since the safe sleeping campaigns came into place which is such a fantastic thing. I know it doesn't help the parents who have lost their child but it will prevent other families from having to live through such a nightmare.

As far as the vaxxing goes, I agree that it can help to reduce the risks.

Teresa - posted on 12/01/2011

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Their evidence is statistics. A crib without bumper pads will not lead to a baby's death from suffocation by bumper pads. Immunization prevents alot of diseases that couls cause a baby to die in its sleep. The breast feeding thing I think ties into the immunization thing being the baby will get its mother's immunization. It's all statistical. A friend of mine trying to get me int he water at the beach once told me that my chances of getting bitten by a shark there were, let's say, 20%. I told her that my chances of getting bitten while sitting ont he beach were ZERO. Was I being a scaredy cat? Yes. When it comes to my baby? I don't care. We immunize and we don't do bumper pads. My son is 7, alive and well, has never had any disease, and is NOT traumatized.

Jodi - posted on 11/19/2011

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This is not a new revelation. It has been a recommendation of various SIDS organisations for quite sometime. It isn't a scare campaign to get people to vaccinate, it is just reporting the results of various studies which were actually originally initiated because of the concerns that vaccines may, in fact, be a cause of SIDS. The studies showed the opposite effect.



http://www.sidscenter.org/TopicalBib/Imm...

Billie - posted on 11/18/2011

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I think it's crappy how they can come out with all these "theories" as to what they think can prevent SIDS. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome cannot be prevented, that's why it's called Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, because there is no explaination for it.

Coming up with these theories just makes parents of babies who've passed to SIDS feel guilty that they didn't take any of these steps and I think it's totally wrong.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/16/2011

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If you didn't get it, that last part was suppose to be a discussion between pro vaxers and non vaxers

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