The healthiest baby in the first year of life can die unexpectedly for unknown reasons – the child falls asleep once and for all. In science, this is called Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. According to statistics, it happens to every fourth child and most often in the first six months of life. Doctors are trying to explain this phenomenon, but so far they have not come to a consensus. However, we have formulated a number of recommendations for parents that allow minimizing the risks. Gennady Myshkov, an anesthesiologist and resuscitator, spoke about this in an exclusive interview for we.

One of the first tips that the expert voiced was the correct position of the child in a dream. While the baby is in the arms of Morpheus, you can not lay him either on his stomach or on his side – only on his back.

“You can not lay the child on its side for up to six months, given the anatomical structure of the oropharynx and laryngopharynx of the esophagus and trachea, when the formation of anatomical structures occurs. The child is recommended to be laid on his back after feeding. Rolling onto your side, on your stomach, can cause vomiting, leakage of food into the oropharynx and aspiration, which can lead to suffocation.said the interlocutor.

Myshkov explained.

In addition, the doctor categorically does not recommend leaving foreign objects in the baby’s crib, such as soft toys, pillows, and other things. The expert says it’s not safe.

Another reason why a baby can suddenly die in their sleep is the unhealthy image of women during pregnancy. All this inevitably affects the health of the unborn baby.

“It is necessary to categorically avoid the consumption of narcotic drugs, alcohol, smoking – experts have proven that their consumption leads to this syndrome several times more often”said the doctor.

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