SUID and SIDS: October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
Each year, approximately 3,500 infants in the US die suddenly and unexpectedly. Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) is a term used to describe the sudden and unexpected death of a baby less than 1 year of age in which the cause was not obvious before investigation. SUID includes SIDS, accidental suffocation in a sleeping environment, and other deaths from unknown causes. Learn more about sudden and unexpected infant death and Safe Sleep guidelines in the
new CSN infographic "Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths in the United States" and the resources below.
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