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


• 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.

• An infant who sleeps supine is not at an increased risk of developing SIDS. "Back to sleep" is the campaign to remind parents that this is the safest position for a sleeping infant.

• Incorrect: Prematurity, low birth weight, exposure to smoke or drugs, formula-feeding, sharing a bed with parents, and exposure to mold all increase the risk of SIDS.

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