Sleep Position

  • Baby Sleeps on Side
    • Compared to babies put to sleep on the back, babies put to sleep on their side have 2 times (double) the risk of SIDS

      2xRISK
  • Baby Sleeps on Stomach
    • Compared to babies put to sleep on the back, babies put to sleep on
      their stomach have a 2 to 13 times the risk of SIDS. If bedding is present there is 21 times the
      risk.

      13xRISK
  • Unaccustomed Stomach Sleeper
    • Babies who normally are placed to sleep on their back but are placed to sleep on their stomach have up to 45 times the risk of SIDS

      45xRISK

Sleep Location

Bedding

Protective Factors

  • Pacifier use
    • Babies placed to sleep with a pacifier have a 10-50% decreased risk of SIDS.

      50%RISK
  • Breastfeeding
    • Babies who are breastfed have a 36% decreased risk of SIDS. When exclusively breastfed (no formula) the baby has a 73% decreased risk of SIDS.

      73%RISK
  • Receiving immunizations
    • Babies who receive routine immunizations have a 46% decreased risk of SIDS.

      46%RISK

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