MYTH #7 VAC­CINES CAN CAUSE SUD­DEN IN­FANT DEATH SYN­DROME (SIDS)

Your Baby & Toddler - - THE DOSSIER -

The pri­mary cause of SIDS is suf­fo­ca­tion, which is why par­ents are warned to place their ba­bies on their sides or backs to sleep rather than on their stom­achs. Since this of­fi­cial rec­om­men­da­tion was made by the Amer­i­can Acad­emy of Pe­di­atrics, the num­ber is SIDS deaths has dropped dra­mat­i­cally. This is in spite of the fact that the num­ber of ba­bies who re­ceived the hep­ati­tis B vac­cine (the vac­cine which was thought by some to cause SIDS) in­creased at the same time. So there re­ally is no truth to this myth.

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