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Supine and prone infant positioning: a winning combination.
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PMID:  17273371     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Since 1992, the optimal sleeping position for infants in the United States has been supine. This position has been shown to greatly reduce the rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Skadberg, Morild, & Markestad, 1998). However, the supine position may lead to other unintended consequences or complications. Through a review of literature, this article explores some of the complications associated with the "Back to Sleep" campaign in the U.S. and discusses educational strategies for perinatal educators.
Authors:
Martha Wilson Jones
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of perinatal education     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1058-1243     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Educ     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-02     Completed Date:  2012-08-27     Revised Date:  2012-09-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301158     Medline TA:  J Perinat Educ     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  10-20     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
M artha J ones has been the coordinator of the Neonatal Follow-Up Program at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia, for 13 years. She is currently enrolled in the MSN program in the School of Nursing at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia.
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