|Does the supine sleeping position have any adverse effects on the child? I. Health in the first six months. The ALSPAC Study Team.|
|PMID: 9200385 Owner: NLM Status: MEDLINE|
|OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the recommendations that infants sleep supine could have adverse health consequences. DESIGN: A prospective study of infants, delivered before, during, and after the Back to Sleep Campaign in the United Kingdom (UK), followed to 6 months of age. The children were part of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy and Childhood (ALSPAC). Subjects. Singletons born to mothers resident in the three former Bristol-based health districts of Avon in the period June 1991 to December 1992, and for whom questionnaires were completed on sleeping position at 4 to 6 weeks of age (n = 9777); for these infants 8524 questionnaires were also completed at 6 to 8 months of age. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Subjective measures of health, the presence of specific signs and symptoms, duration of sleep at night, and calling the family doctor to the home. RESULTS: Of 43 outcomes considered, after adjustment for 12 factors using logistic regression only 2 were associated with raised risk among infants put to sleep on their back (diaper rash and cradle cap). Infants put to sleep prone had increased risk of a number of health outcomes, including cough and possibly pyrexia. CONCLUSIONS: There is no evidence that putting infants to sleep in the supine position results in increased morbidity, although changes in prevalence of rare disorders would not have been identified.|
|L Hunt; P Fleming; J Golding|
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|Type: Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.|
|Title: Pediatrics Volume: 100 ISSN: 1098-4275 ISO Abbreviation: Pediatrics Publication Date: 1997 Jul|
|Created Date: 1998-09-11 Completed Date: 1998-09-11 Revised Date: 2006-11-15|
Medline Journal Info:
|Nlm Unique ID: 0376422 Medline TA: Pediatrics Country: UNITED STATES|
|Languages: eng Pagination: E11 Citation Subset: IM|
|Institute of Child Health, University of Bristol, Bristol, England.|
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