2 weeks old baby

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Thea - posted on 09/23/2014

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Thanks so much for responding. My boyfriend actually signed me up for this website with this same question i asked him last night.
Thanks again for the responses.

Chet - posted on 09/23/2014

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Back sleeping is best. The current recommendation is that babies sleep on their backs.

Back sleeping does not reduce the risk of SIDs by 80% though...

The rate of SIDS has dropped by about 50% since public education programs were introduced roughly thirty years ago. The major component of the education programs were that babies should sleep on their backs, but at the same time, a lot of other things happened that reduced the risk of SIDs - the rate of mothers smoking during pregnancy dropped, the rate of people smoking around young babies dropped, fewer babies were being born to young mothers, most people stopped using bumper pads and were more careful about what babies slept with, etc. It's difficult to say exactly how much of the drop in SIDs cases were from the back sleeping, and how much was from all of the other factors. Sleeping position is hugely significant, but it's nowhere close to 80%.

Sarah - posted on 09/23/2014

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No u can't put a 2 week old newborn to sleep on their stomach. The risk of SIDS increases 80% when a newborn sleeps on their stomach. No baby should be laid on their stomach to sleep until they are able to roll both from tummy to back and back to tummy.

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