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SIDS - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Neetu Ralhan

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SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

A little knowledge is definitely a mind-boggling thing, if not entirely dangerous! Back in the winter months of 2001, I was a first time mother, raising a tiny baby boy. I had heard a bit about SIDS on an American TV show but with no access to the Internet, my half-baked knowledge on the subject left me anxious and obsessed enough to keep checking on my baby if he slept too long or did not move during sleep. The cozy quilts and blankets that were wrapped around him only fuelled my anxiety.


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| Jul 17, 2013

I think... this is more in western coutries because since beigning they keep the child in cot in another room all alone(they place a speaker so tht whn child cry mother comes n make child sleep again)... may be chid feel insecure/nightmare or s'thing... which cause of early death.... I hv also read s'whr abt it earlier.. and it is nt much heard in India as we keep out children in the same bed and give them love, care and security by touching them again n again.

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CA SUJIT MEHTA

| Feb 13, 2013

Very useful info. Many Thanks for sharing...... !

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Neetu Ralhan

| Feb 11, 2013

dear Priya, it is unfortunate that your family lost a precious little soul. We are not equipped to comment what could have caused the baby's death. But I do feel that here in India we do not like to acknowledge or talk openly about matters related to death, more so if the subject is about infant death. We fear that if we talk about it, it might happen. I myself never ever shared this fear of mine with my family thinking they might consider it inauspicious. Awareness is extremely important.. take care and thank you for sharing.

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priya pandey

| Feb 11, 2013

Despite my brother being a well known physician we couldn't found out the reason behind the death. She was fed by her mother,and was laid down confortably. But after aroun 1 hour we saw blood coming out of her nose.

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priya pandey

| Feb 11, 2013

Hi,i just wanna share my experience regarding SIDS. 3 weeks back on 23 jan my brother's daughter died all of a sudden,while she was sleeping. At the time she was 22 days old,and a prematurely born baby. We couldn't found the reason of her death,

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Neetu Ralhan

| Feb 11, 2013

Dear Preetu, the risk of SIDS is when a baby is sleeping. And even then so many factors come into play and the risk is minimized when we take basic precautions. Please treat this as other situations where you are careful for your baby's safety, such as bathing or feeding the baby. tc

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preetu

| Feb 11, 2013

ok........ so can giving burp to baby by laying her on her stomach or during back massaging can result in sids

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Indu

| Feb 11, 2013

Great work Neetu, a well written and comprehensive work. Awareness is definitely must about SIDS.

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Anurima

| Feb 07, 2013

Great topic Neetu. I too was obsessed with knowing more about SIDS as I remember being repeatedly told by the doctors at the hospital on how dangerous this is and how easily something like this can occur! The occurrence of SIDS is rare in India, but awareness is a must. A very accurate and an informative blog Neetu :)

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Neetu Ralhan

| Feb 07, 2013

thank you Dr. Parmar. !

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Dr Vaneet Parmar

| Feb 07, 2013

This is a comprehensive article about SIDS. Though, incidence of SIDS may be rare in our country and I haven't come across of any such case or heard about it from any of my colleagues but it is important that SIDS is being addressed here.

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