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What Are the Risk Factors for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?
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A number of factors seem to put a baby at higher risk of dying from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Babies who sleep on their stomachs are more likely to die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome than those who sleep on their backs. Mothers who smoke during pregnancy are three times more likely to have a Sudden Infant Death Syndrome baby, and exposure to passive smoke from smoking by mothers, fathers, and others in the household doubles a baby's risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Other risk factors include mothers who are less than 20 years old at the time of their first pregnancy, babies born to mothers who had no or late prenatal care, and premature or low birth weight babies.
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