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Health care officials: Infant sleeping deaths may be prevented

November 27, 2013

Each year, some 3,600 babies in the U.S....

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CKiessling

Nov-27-13 1:08 PM

The American Academy of Pediatrics Back to Sleep campaign has proven to reduce the number of infant deaths across the country. The Nurses and other Health Educators in Lycoming County have been delivering this consistent message that infants must always sleep on their backs for many years. This message is loud and clear to all newborn parents and other care givers. Thanks to these efforts, the Lycoming County Coroner's Office has not investigated a Co-sleeping Infant death in more than 2 years. The most important part of this article that was missed is that Infants must sleep ALONE, on their BACK, in a CRIB which is the ABC's of Infant Safe Sleep. Hopefully this will appear in a corrected version of this article and by our TV Coverage of this program. If anyone has questions please feel free to call my office 570-320-2157 or go to the CRIBS FOR KIDS website for further information.

By the way, I wish I made a 6 figure salary as indicated by Bobbie2!

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Marimari

Nov-27-13 11:47 AM

They must have corrected what was orignally written in the article. Did they admit their mistake by commenting? No. Of course not.

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localgal

Nov-27-13 11:13 AM

The article states baby should sleep on its back. No matter how you word it, parents will do as they wish.

Do you really believe the county coroner has a 6 digit salary?

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alleykat

Nov-27-13 8:10 AM

A child must ALWAYS be put to sleep on their backs! Please fix this so the coroner doesn't have a dead baby to investigate. It would be a tragedy to have a baby die from this misinformation.

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alleykat

Nov-27-13 7:39 AM

A child must ALWAYS be put to sleep on their backs! Please fix this so the coroner doesn't have a dead baby to investigate. It would be a tragedy to have a baby die from this misinformation.

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jendoc10

Nov-27-13 6:59 AM

Most days I ask myself if the SunGazette employs a proofreader due to the amount of typographical and factual errors in its articles. While most are harmless, this article has a potentially very dangerous error that needs to be addressed immediately. The American Association of Pediatrics recommends that every baby be put to sleep on his or her back EVERY time by every caregiver, not "never be left to sleep on its back" as your article reports. Additionally, there are several approved devices on the market that enable parents who choose to co-sleep with their infants to do so safely. It is a shame that such irresponsible reporting is tolerated. Perhaps the author and the editors should take one of the safe parenting courses at Susquehanna Health that was discussed in the article.

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Marimari

Nov-27-13 3:12 AM

This quite possibly could be the worst article I've read in your newspaper all month. First off, babies SHOULD be left on their backs to sleep until they have turned one year old. Secondly,countries where babies and parents co-sleep have lowest SIDS death rate. Of course you should never co-sleep if you've been drinking but you SHOULD ALWAYS have you're baby sleeping on his or her back until age 1. Swaddling until 5 or 6 months will give you and your baby the BEST nights sleep.

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