Protecting Against SIDS | VideoJessica Roose | 1/6/2013
Dr. Parag Kumar at Sanford says a smoke-free environment can lower the risks as well as breastfeeding. "We don`t really know what causes it. But there are a few theories. We think that the brains of the children that are more susceptible to SIDS are slightly different. That is when the are breathing carbon dioxide they don`t wake up."
Kumar says SIDS occurs in babies under the age of one and that they become less at risk once they become more mobile and can lift their head.