Which of the following infants is least likely to develop sudden infant death syndrome?


•An infant who sleeps supine is not at an increased risk of developing SIDS. However, SIDS has been associated with infants who sleep on their abdomen.

•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, sharing a bed with parents, and exposure to mold all increase the risk of SIDS.

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