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Cot death or crib death is sudden and unexpected death of a baby within 1 year of age. In most cases the reasons for death after a post-mortem examination remain unexplained and the death may be registered as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), sudden infant death, or sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUID).
CCEI offers courses that address the needs of infant safety in a child care setting

CCEI offers courses that address the needs of infant safety in a child care setting

Infant sleep environments depicted in magazines targeted to women of childbearing age

Infant sleep environments depicted in magazines targeted to women of childbearing age

Expert says the benefits of breastfeeding are oversold

Expert says the benefits of breastfeeding are oversold

Rates of secondhand smoke exposure high among college students

Rates of secondhand smoke exposure high among college students

Was SIDS the cause of infant deaths even 150 years ago?

Was SIDS the cause of infant deaths even 150 years ago?

Effects of pacifiers on breastfeeding success

Effects of pacifiers on breastfeeding success

Maternal smoking impairs a baby's ability to respond to external stimuli

Maternal smoking impairs a baby's ability to respond to external stimuli

Maternal smoking replaces stomach sleeping as the greatest modifiable risk factor for SIDS

Maternal smoking replaces stomach sleeping as the greatest modifiable risk factor for SIDS

Risk factors for flat head syndrome

Risk factors for flat head syndrome

Research trial call for pregnant smokers

Research trial call for pregnant smokers

Discovery of new molecule in blood-pressure control system

Discovery of new molecule in blood-pressure control system

Maternity leave appears to decrease cesarean deliveries and increase breastfeeding

Maternity leave appears to decrease cesarean deliveries and increase breastfeeding

Quit smoking one week at a time

Quit smoking one week at a time

Babies exposed to tobacco in utero more irritable, difficult to soothe

Babies exposed to tobacco in utero more irritable, difficult to soothe

High levels of prenatal smoking exposure affects sleep in early babies

High levels of prenatal smoking exposure affects sleep in early babies

New evidence strengthens link between cigarette smoke exposure and poor infant health

New evidence strengthens link between cigarette smoke exposure and poor infant health

Fans in baby's bedrooms lessens the risk of SIDS

Fans in baby's bedrooms lessens the risk of SIDS

Better air ventilation in infants' bedrooms linked to reduced SIDS risk

Better air ventilation in infants' bedrooms linked to reduced SIDS risk

New Allegheny County, Pa., effort taps religious leaders to educate blacks on SIDS risks

New Allegheny County, Pa., effort taps religious leaders to educate blacks on SIDS risks

Staph infection a possible suspect in some SIDS cases

Staph infection a possible suspect in some SIDS cases