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3,500 Sleep-Related Baby Deaths Occur Each Year
Updated January 10, 2018 8:42 AM | Filed under: Health
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(UNDATED) - A Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calculates 3,500 sleep-related baby deaths occur each year, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation, and deaths from unknown causes.

CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald said many crib deaths are preventable, reminding that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies should sleep on their backs, without any toys or soft bedding, and in their own crib.

"Parents are encouraged to share a room with the baby, but not the same bed," she said.

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