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Addressing Misconceptions About Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Rates In The U.S.

Postpartum depression affects about one in nine mothers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Luma Pimentel/Unsplash)
Postpartum depression affects about one in nine mothers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Luma Pimentel/Unsplash)

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SID) rates across the country declined after a long running campaign in 1994 informed parents to let babies sleep alone and on their backs. But there’s a misconception that since then, SIDS is gone. Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Eric Boodman ( @EricBoodman), reporter for our partners at STAT, about the misunderstandings and challenges parents deal with afterward.

Here are SID resources for parents and caregivers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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