Wednesday, February 3, 2010

SIDS - New Research Study

The cause of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) has eluded doctors for years. Everyone has a theory, usually old wives tales.

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association attributes SIDS to lower amounts of serotonin in the brain - a chemical which regulates breathing and heart rate. To learn more about the findings click here.

I can't imagine losing a baby to SIDS. When Little Miss was a newborn I was very paranoid. And when she finally started sleeping through the night I found myself checking on her frequently to make sure she was still breathing.

It is a tragedy when a baby is lost to SIDS. Hopefully this research will lead to possible full proof prevention.

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