The nurse determines that teaching about sudden infant death syndrome has been effective when the patient's mother states which of the following?


• SIDS is the term use to describe sudden, unexpected death of any infant for whom a postmortem examination fails to determine the cause of death. Recent findings suggest an increased incidence of SIDS in infants who sleep in the prone position.

• Prematurity, low birth weight, exposure to smoke or drugs, non-breastfed babies, sharing a bed with parents, and exposure to mold all increase the risk of SIDS.

• Incorrect: Genetic disorders and breastfeeding do not increase the risk of developing SIDS.

• Incorrect: Respiratory distress syndrome does not cause SIDS.

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