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What Do We Know About Risk for SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death?

A female physician uses her right hand to examine a baby while seated next to the mother, who is holding her baby in her arms. 

Even though we don’t know the exact cause of SIDS, we do know that some things can increase a baby’s risk for SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death. The good news is that there are ways to reduce the risk.

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Last Reviewed: 10/29/2015