What should I know about SIDS?
SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome, is one cause of sudden unexpected infant death, and together they are the most common cause of death among babies between the ages of one month and one year. The exact cause of SIDS is not known, but one idea is that it is caused by a defect in the brain. It is also more common when a baby is infant formula-fed, placed to sleep on its tummy, or sleeps on a soft surface. Breastfeeding significantly reduces the risk of SIDS.