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Safe sleep is as easy as ABCD
A.  Alone
  • Nothing and no one else in the sleep space
  • No toys or stuffed animals
  • Baby should never sleep with parents, siblings, pets or anyone else
B.  Back
  • Baby should be placed to sleep on their back
  • A baby is actually at less risk for choking on their back than when on their stomach
  • Babies breathe easier when they are on their backs
C.  Crib
  • Baby should be in a naked crib with only a fitted sheet
  • Never use other bedding or soft items like bumpers, sleep wedges, pillows or blankets
D.  Don’t smoke
  • Secondhand smoke increases the risk of sleep-related death
  • Never smoke in a baby’s environment, even when they are awake!

Breastfeeding is linked to a reduced risk of sudden infant death syndrome/SIDS. Any amount of breastmilk is beneficial for babies, especially in the first six months.

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