New SIDS information

2 11 2006

There is a new study linking sids to a brain deformity and not the way your child sleeps.

CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) — In a small study with big implications, researchers found some of the strongest evidence yet that sudden infant death syndrome — a medical and sometimes legal mystery once known as crib death — may be caused by brain stem abnormalities.

The finding “takes the mystery away from SIDS,” said Marian Willinger, a SIDS researcher at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, which funded the study. “It should take the guilt away from any parent who has lost a baby because they always wonder, `What did I do wrong?’ Now, they need to really understand, `My baby had a disease.”‘

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